Listen to today’s devo!

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. (Ps. 108:5)

It is all about God. As adopted sons and daughters of the Most High King, we are to go into the world and make disciples. What’s more, we are to make disciples who make disciples. This means teaching others to praise and to bring our requests to God during the various seasons of life. For me, praising God during difficult times is hard. Taking small problems to him during seasons of happiness seems inconsiderate. If it doesn’t feel God-sized or God-glorifying, then taking it to God does not feel appropriate.

The psalmist teaches us to take all things to God. Praise, prayer, and promises are included as the writer cries out to God. Thus, we are not to limit our words based on our circumstances. Every situation, every circumstance, everything we need to say, we can say at the foot of the cross. The psalmist encourages us not to hold back.

When we are willing to authentically live our lives before God, his kingdom receives all the glory. Those around us are able to see God’s goodness, grace, and mercy at work in our lives. We find freedom in sharing our stories with others because we have already cried out to God and been covered by his love. We must go into the world with the gospel and allow our stories to make us relevant and relatable.

Use your story to share the gospel.

Tara Klein is a Wesley Seminary graduate who enjoys relaxing with her family, serving others, and sharing God’s unconditional love with the lost and brokenhearted.

© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.