Are you not absolutely fascinated with God? Everything about Him is wonderous. His creativity, wisdom, grace, pick any subject to ponder and He fills our thoughts with incredible, glorious praise that can’t help but spill out to others. His children love hearing about Him and we love talking about Him. He knew that about us. Actually, He created us that way.
Have you noticed how children naturally boast of their parents, especially little boys and their dads? We have all heard, “My dad is stronger, smarter, bigger than your dad!” I love to hear little children speak this way of their dads. There is something about hearing a child applaud their daddy that is extremely heartwarming.
In these crazy times we are living in, I don’t know about you but I need heartwarming. Life is tough. If we take a look around this world, its incredibly upsetting. There is so much brokenness. Sickness and natural disasters, not to mention the deception, corruption and greed seems to be on the rise everywhere. The weight of it all can be overwhelming. But as God’s children we should not be surprised by this. Jesus Himself warned us that things in the world would go from bad to worse before The Day of His return. (Mathew 24, Mark 13)
We need to remember that just like a good dad provides everything needed for his children, our Heavenly Father has provided everything needed for us in His Son, Jesus Christ. When we are overwhelmed by the weight of the world, it’s because our focus is not on Who our Daddy is. We have forgot and we need to be reminded.
Scripture says, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:23-25
God has explained to us how to gain encouragement, how to stir one another up. We are suppose to spend time with each other specifically to talk about Him, sing about Him, do things that rightly represent Him and to meet all the more often as we see the world getting more and more messed up.
When we become discouraged it should be a signal for us, like a red flag waving in the wind. It should tell us that we need to do some God praising. Likewise, if we notice discouragement in other believers we should realize that they also need some God praising..
There’s a reason God said to be sure that we get together with other followers of Christ and to do so more and more as time goes by. He knew life would get tough. He knew we would need each other. Getting together gives us opportunity to remind each another of just how great our Dad is. Our Heavenly Father is stronger, smarter, bigger than any situation. Let’s remind each other often because we do love to hear about Him. We love talking about Him. God knew that about us. He created us that way.