Psalm 96:3 instructs, “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all the peoples.”
In November 1914, the early leaders of the Assemblies of God met at Stone Church in Chicago and made a declaration that is still resounding today: “As a Council…we commit ourselves and the Movement to Him for the greatest evangelism that the world has ever seen.” Over 100 years has passed since that declaration of faith and the movement is still going strong. The message is simple. The lost must hear about the glory of God and his marvelous deeds. The greatest deed God ever performed was sending his Son to take away our sins through his death on a cross. The story has been repeated thousands of times around the world. Yet, as you read this devotional there are still millions of people who have never heard of the marvelous deed God performed on their behalf. Let me encourage you today to take a few minutes and pray for those who have not heard. Pray for the nations, but also pray for your neighbor or the co-worker who is not a follower of Christ. Maybe God will tug at your heart to declare his glory among your friends, family members and co-workers. Finally, pray for the missionaries who are declaring his glory in some of the most remote and hard to reach places in the world. The world is in a desperate state as millions declare the glory of false gods. It’s only when we worship the one true God that we are able to experience His peace and joy. The nations are waiting to hear His glory. Let us be the generation that ends their wait. To God be the glory!