To many, the term Chatty Cathy can probably be associated with me. In fact, many would go as far as call me Chatty Chebet. None of them is wrong, obviously. I wouldn’t dare deny myself. I have a way of going over and above when it comes to expressing myself. I leave behind no detail. Much as I enjoy conversing about a variety of topics, I am particularly in love with one subject: the gospel, the goodness of God, and His unsearchable greatness.
Spurgeon makes a reference to a few scenarios as he outlines how we can often talk about every other thing (complaints, achievements), but God’s goodness “Yes, my dear brother, we all know that trade is bad, you have told us so, every day for many years. And you have been losing money though you had no capital when you started yet somehow you have managed to have something left even now. Well, we know that old story; could you not change your note just a little and talk about the loving-kindness of God?
If I delight in His law and in Him, which I do, why should I be silent about it? This was a question, a reflective question, that popped into my mind as I read Psalms 40, written by David. It is a desire that is sought by many believers but then the world chokes us with all its criticism and comments. I believe whatever platform we have as web users should be tailored for the glory of God. I saw clips going around that insinuated that Christians are forcing the gospel down the throats of people by flooding the internet with praying videos especially on Tiktok (you probably recall a few that have come to mind e.g. those that would start with…before you scroll let me pray for you).
You’d want to clap back and argue or even question the motives of some videos but I implore you to ask whether you have contributed to the flooding. Have you? We cannot limit ourselves to physical buildings or home visits (which we certainly can’t do now because of certain restrictions that are still in place) Romans 10:14 “…how then can they call on Him whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him if they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
As believers, we rarely fight or complain about the “secular” content that is on our timelines, yet when non-believers shove the door to the few that post Christian content, the question of motives seem to be the base of our arguments, forgetting that only God knows the heart and is the only qualified to discern motives and thoughts. I am reminded of what Paul preached in Philippians 1:18 “What then? Only that in every way whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this, I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.”
IS YOUR TESTIMONY HIDDEN?
Some time back, I personally used to feel insecure about putting up “too much” on my space. When you want to share a whole song then you question whether only a 30-second clip will do or that time when you shared three verses and decided to delete one. And yet on the flip side, when it comes to posting vacation photos and business items, we are not second-guessing the number of posts we put.
“I delight to do your will, O my God. And your law is within my heart. I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly; indeed, I do not restrain my lips. O Lord, You yourself know. I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not concealed your righteousness and your truth from the great assembly.” Psalms 40:8
Reading this made me repent for the times I felt I should quiet down; the times I let someone else influence my frequency in sharing; the times when I shared with fear of rejection and the times that I wasn’t even faithful in sharing. My only task is to declare, God is the one who draws people to Himself (John 6:44). Our discipleship class hammered a truth that should always encourage us when we devote ourselves to sharing the gospel, Success in witnessing is simply sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, with the help of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.
How we share will vary. Some are gifted in preaching on the pulpit, some share via blogs, some share via the sweet melodies of their voices. God can use every tool that He has deposited in us to draw people to Himself.
We will not be able to make the confession like David did if we yield to the voices outside and kill the voice within us. Psalms 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord”. We have been wired to endlessly praise Him, yes, there are many things that He has done and we cannot declare it all but we have the opportunity to start; the opportunity to share His goodness, one day at a time, one word at a time.
I hope and pray that as you walk in fellowship with God, you will resolve to unashamedly shout His good news for all to hear. I pray that you will be a vessel that God will delight in revealing more of Himself to because He trusts you not to silence your voice.
Let us flood every space- digital and in-person conversations- with the great news of God. We can never have too much of God on our timelines. Write it on your heart and then declare it to the world.
You are light and you are so loved. Stay anchored and Keep His light shining through