“World Famous”. There are lots of things that are known around the world. There are places, there are people, and there is food to name a few. When I lived in the Philippines, back in 2019, I was always surprised by what the people there knew of, but then I started realizing most had cell phones and with that comes social media and YouTube, etc.
I am still reading from the book of Job, in the Bible, and I came across the following verse:
“After all, he’s famous for great and unexpected acts;
there’s no end to his surprises.” Job 5:9 (MSG)
That verse struck me as so true, and so profound. When we least expect it, sometimes, that is when God answers our prayers. It seems as if it happens when we realize it has to be God, because there is nothing left for us to do, or there is no way we can accomplish it ourselves. Perhaps He waits for us to get out of the way, or maybe He wants us to know it was definitely him who did it.
As I meditated on the verse above one thing hit me,
“fame only comes when people hear!”
In other words, we need to share with everyone, who is willing to listen, about God and how much He loves us and wants to be a part of our lives. He wants to be that loving father we so desperately need all the time, and yes, even in the good times. This thought triggered another verse in my mind:
“But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims,
A sight to take your breath away!
Grand processions of people
telling all the good things of God!
But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to.” Rom. 10:14-17 (MSG)
So get out there. Talk about God, and his involvement in your life. Let’s make God famous!
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