Lift The Name Of Jesus High

If you don’t know, I have a BA degree in Bible and Theology. I read recently that my degree has one of the longest life spans of any degree you can receive. That means what I learned back in 19 something, no I’m not willing to admit it, is still relevant and useful today. A medical degree, by some estimations, is only good for around 14 years. A computer degree is only worth one year. Ouch!

Why does this happen? Change. Science is always changing. Things I learned in school are not true today. Science and research have changed the way that we understand our surroundings. That’s why we must be continuous learners.

God never changes. (Mal 3:6) What we know about God today will still be true tomorrow.

As I was reading Acts 2, something I do every Pentecost Sunday, Acts 2:10 jumped out at me. ....we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.

As these followers of Jesus were being baptized in the Holy Spirit, evidenced by speaking in other tongues, they were praising God. This is what got the attention of the crowd. These people were wondering, “Who is praising God in my native language?”

When you praise God for what He has done for you do other people notice? There used to be a fad years ago that went something like this.  If someone asked you, “How are you doing?” you would answer, “I’m Blessed!” Sounds spiritual enough right?  But unless the listener had some kind of spiritual understanding of the word, “blessed,” they were usually confused. Then one day I heard someone answer the question this way. “God has been very kind to me today.” That got the listeners attention. 

Praise has and will always get the world's attention. What we do next can change the world.

PRAY: Dear Jesus, let me praise you today in such a way that the world will notice! AMEN