Actions Speak Louder Than Words

PSALMS 33:9, "He spoke and it was done". How many of us are guilty of making statements like, “I’m going to lose weight.” Or how about, “I’m going to start reading my Bible every morning.” Maybe you've used this one, “I’m going to quit this bad habit.” I think we all can say we've made statements like these one time or another. These are strong declarations of what we want to happen but saying something and making sure it occurs are not the same. It takes effort and dedication, and even then what we want to happen may not take place.

That's not so with God. According to Psalm 33, when He speaks, what He says comes into being. For instance, verse 6 says, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” God spoke, and the world came into existence. What a testimony of God’s power and greatness! It should remind us of the infinite difference between the Creator and His creatures. When we speak, we voice our wishes; when God speaks, He creates reality.

This great truth inspires us to put into action the commands of Psalm 33:1-3, “Rejoice in the Lord,” “Praise the Lord,” and “Sing to Him.” His words bring forth worlds, and our words need to bring forth His praise.

As God's creatures we need to do more than say, “I’m going to praise the Lord.” We need do it with our lives and with our words. God's great power should generate our grateful praise. You don't have to be in church to praise the Lord. Praise and Prayer should be a continual outflow! God Bless!