A GRANDDAD CHALLENGE. This verse was a topic in a list of sermons in Granddad Jim’s Bible. I took it as a challenge to see what it might mean to me – to us.
Isaiah 12:3-4 King James Version 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
What evidence do you exhibit that shows that a Christian life is a joyful life? According to verse four above, you might
- Praise the Lord. Suggestion: Sit down today and write a Thank You Note to the Lord. Use a post-it and put on the frig.
- Call upon his name. Ask him to for a gift to you. Something he can do without having to deal with the free will of a human being. Humans are dreadful to put a time control on, even for God. How about asking for wisdom in taking care of a house plant? Are you over watering or under watering? Are you forcing it to grow roots deep? And should you? He can change your black thumb to a green thumb. 😀
- Declare his doings among the people. Well, I’ve already told you to put that post-it note on the frig. That will get your family’s attention. And you are a blogger. What an avenue for declaring his works among the people.
- Make mention that his name is exalted. Write a letter to someone needy. You know you need to. One thing you can mention is might be a song you have shared in the past which exalted the Lord. Or, maybe you can recall a person you both know who was exuberant in his/her praise of the Lord.
Pass on some Water of Joy!
Did you know both spellings, Granddad and Grandad, are correct? Grandad is more common in the UK; Granddad is more common in America. Well now you know. 😀