Spiritual fertilizer

When you have an amazing and tasty experience at a new restaurant, what do you do? You tell someone about it. And when you beat the odds and win the hockey pool at work, what do you do? You tell someone about it.

So when God shows up and does something significant in your life, what do you do?

You tell someone about it.

In today’s society it might be hard to do. Maybe you even get the cold shoulder from some people for believing different things than they do. Plus, talking about God can mix a little bit of Awkward into the conversation!

So here’s some motivation for you to be a little more open about what God is doing in your life.

When you talk about your faith you bring about faith.

When God does something good in your life—whether you think it’s big or small—and when you tell someone about it, it becomes fertilizer for their own spiritual growth. That just doesn’t happen if you keep it to yourself.

A month ago I delivered a Sunday message about angels. Afterward, several people came forward with moving stories about God’s presence and power in their own lives at very difficult time. So on Sunday, we shared two of them. (If you want to hear the podcast you can check it out below.)

As a result, people were really encouraged. Why? Because when you talk about your faith you bring about faith. God can use the good in your life to cultivate spiritual growth in somebody else’s.

So this is what you do: When God has been active in your life, tell someone, and give God the credit.

That’s it. You don’t have to be a Bible scholar or know how to explain the Trinity. You just have to tell someone and give God the credit.

I think the Bible encourages us to share. In Psalm 78:4 we read: “we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” As a result, others become more confident in their convictions.

So when God has been active in your life, tell someone, and give God the credit.

Then leave the rest up to him.

By Matthew Ruttan

  • In today’s “Up!” I reference my Sunday podcast where we shared two personal and powerful stories of God’s activity in people’s lives. It’s called “Angels among us” and you can hear it here. I want to again thank the Denniss and Walter-Ford families for sharing these with me… and with all of us!

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