Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news;

Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”

Isaiah 40: 9


Why not speak up, speak out, and be clear about who God is and what He means to me? This is really a question for myself; it is directed at my own silence and the underlying concerns and fears that hold my tongue in captivity when it should be shouting with joy at the relationship that I have with Jesus. Yet, too often and in far too many situations I say little or nothing about the Lord’s involvement in my life. Thus, I hold the best news that there is in this world inside, and I don’t allow the people around me the opportunity to see what could be theirs.


God tells us that we should be willing and completely able to speak out with a voice that has been made mighty by the strength of His Spirit. We also have a story to tell that is filled with the loving grace and the perfect care that God blesses us with every day. My life is surrounded by the presence of God, and as I live the life that God has given to me, my world is blessed with the presence of Christ’s Spirit. He is everywhere and in all aspects of life.


Therefore, my mission for today is to live in a manner that shows God to those around me. I need to be ready to do what He calls me to do. Therefore, I should love others without hesitation, and I must be open to those around me about the underlying motivation for the way that I live. When people see me, they should see Christ. When I talk, people should hear of His love, forgiveness, and life changing involvement with me. The message that God wants each of us to convey as we go about our lives is that God is real, totally involved in people’s lives, and available to everyone. We are called to be living testimonies to the statement, “Here is your God!”