Psalm 40:10 – I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.
When God touches our lives, it can be so powerful, so meaningful, so humbling that we keep it to ourselves. One time, that happened to me. It was almost four years before I openly revealed how God had blessed me so deeply. Was that wrong?
In the Gospel of Luke, it says that twice Mary kept events in her heart- when the shepherds came and when Jesus as a boy taught his elders in the temple. Was that wrong? Should she have shouted from the roof tops that her son was the Living God and everyone should believe? No- that was not her calling, and not in God’s timing.
I remember God specifically prompting me in a discussion on Sunday to reveal what He had done for me. I put myself aside and obeyed, and opened my heart to the people around me, many of whom I had yet to meet. Would they think I was nuts? Would they understand? I had never even told my own husband. Yes, I got a few stares, but I also saw a little light shining in one man’s eyes. It was his first time in years to come to Church. After that, he kept coming back. And after that, I became more bold in revealing how God was working in my life. Now, I write it with no trepidation at all. It was a two fold blessing.
AND the best of all- I can still hold it in my heart, and do. Every time doubts creep into the edge of my thoughts, I have that experience, and now more, to recall. It is part of my journey, my life and my arsenal against attack. Telling others has made it no less precious, no less of an impact in my life.
My prayer is that you, too will experience His love and when prompted, be able to witness it others about it to His glory.