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"Your love, GOD, is my song, and I’ll sing it! I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are. I’ll never quit telling the story of your love -” Psalm 89:1 (MSG)

Does this phrase describe the attitude and climate of your life? Does it put into words all that your heart is screaming? It surely does mine. Though life definitely comes with its ups and downs, whooptie-dos and dives, I can’t help but speak out passionately about the faithfulness and love of my Savior, Jesus.

It seems that not a day goes by that I don’t tell someone at least one amazing thing God aligned or taught me that day...He’s just that kind of God – a show off Creator, and I am one of His little megaphones. I can’t keep it in!

“From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I’ve never kept secret what you’re up to. You’ve always been great toward me – what love!” Psalm 86:13-14 (MSG)

Almighty God knew what He was doing when He created us with the ability to speak. He wanted a world filled with megaphones proclaiming His story of love and redemption.

All throughout the Bible there are commissions and even examples of how we should never stop proclaiming and sharing God’s goodness with this world. It’s clear that God wants the credit for His awesome works and He loves to hear about the details of all He has done.

Do you live a life that speaks out about this majestic God Man? Are you a megaphone for Jesus or do you keep quiet to blend in with the crowd who lives every day just to “get by?” I hope you are the first and not the latter of these two groups. And if you are just going with the flow, I pray you’ll quickly jump that ship and hop onto the megaphone bandwagon. God has much more in store for you...

You see, our God is adventurous; He’s a brilliant, dangerous God, and all He does is worthy of admiration and lavish praise! He works hard to prove Himself faithful, true, compassionate, loving, and accessible. All we are called to do is stand strong, trust in Him, and praise Him all along the way.

That’s it – quite simple, but not always easy. It is hard to stand strong when our knees are buckling with uncontrollable fear, and it’s difficult to trust when we can’t see an inch in front of our noses! It’s not always easy to praise when there are tears streaming down our faces and when nothing seems to make sense in life. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, no matter what I see or how things appear, God is always working hard behind the scene to turn EVERYTHING around for our ultimate good (Romans 8:28).

So what must we do? What turns situations around faster than anything? You guessed it...praise. Praise and speaking out about the awesomeness of God catches the ear of the One who is able to change circumstances into possibilities and drab clouds into vibrant rainbows. Praise unlocks the keys to our radiant futures...

“Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise, who shout on parade in the bright presence of God. Delighted, they dance all day long; they know who you are, what you do – they can’t keep it quiet!” Psalm 89:17 (MSG)

What awesome things has God done for you? Declare them with thanksgiving! What close-calls has He spared you from lately? Tell somebody so they can praise God, too! In what situations has He come to your rescue? Shout about them with joy! How has Your Father provided for you recently? Share those miracles with someone else! How has He answered specific prayers you recognize only He knew about? Never stop thanking Him...

Let the answers to these questions be the catalyst to amplify your megaphone and help project His fame to this world. Out of the deepest parts of your heart, release new levels of fiery zeal to proclaim all He has done for you and just how wonderful He is.

There is simply no one who compares to our God. Nothing on earth, above or below, that holds a candle to our King of Kings. Doesn’t that just get you excited? How incredible to know that this is the exact same God who has chosen to live in each of our hearts and dwell in the midst of His beloved children.

“Search high and low, scan skies and land, you’ll find nothing and no one quite like God...God-of-the-Angel-Armies, who is like you, powerful and faithful from every angle?” Psalm 89:6, 8 (MSG)

My brothers and sisters in Christ, let us join together as radiant megaphones for God. May we cause people to become captivated...not because of our eloquent words or our outward appearances, but because of the brilliance and splendor of the God who lives within us, the loving Savior who shines through us. May He speak through us in words, intentions, actions, and everyday lives.

“Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us – you’ve been so good to us! We’re walking on air! All we are and have we owe to GOD, Holy God of Israel, our King!” Psalm 89:17-18 (MSG)

Our God is awesome and more than worthy of all our praise. Amplify the name of Jesus today and with each breath that you breathe, live more and more to make the God of the Universe famous among men...

From the Top of My Megaphone Lungs,
Katie Marie

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