Saturday, March 28, 2009

Reveal God For Who He Is

While reflecting on passages from this week, I observed the following truths. God is praised for being mysterious. Rulers are praised for explaining mysteries. (Proverbs 25:2 CEV) I find this a captivating contrast. The most important role of missional leaders is to reveal God for who He is.

Every generation will announce to the next His wonderful and powerful deeds (Psalm 145:4). This spiritual axiom is followed with the revelation of a process. I will keep thinking about your marvelous glory and your mighty miracles. Then everyone will talk about the same, and will tell all nations about You. Finally, they will celebrate and sing about You and Your glory!

The process is reflection/meditation, followed by conversation/sharing, culminating in celebration/praise. What we think about, we talk about. And our conversation influences behavior!

Praise includes rehearsing the acts of God and the character of His Kingdom (Psalm 145:10-13). The culmination is awareness of the enduring quality of our King and His Kingdom. What an understatement is the parallel thought of Proverbs 25:2 with Psalm 145:3 which says, “You are wonderful, Lord, and you deserve all praise, because you are much greater than anyone can understand.

Leaders help others to better understand God and his people then pass their experience with God on to next generations by telling their own stories of God’s deeds, miracles, and glory!

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