Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 8, 2010

There is tremendous power in "tell." By telling people stories, our stories spread information--good and bad. But word-of-mouth, whatever the technology used, is the way things often happen.

I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us...
                                                  -Isaiah 63:7

Isaiah knows the power of "tell." It is not so much a tool of evangelism, but it is the result of a vibrant faith that the prophet speaks. We tell stories; and in doing so, "tell" kindles the fires of faith and spreads the good news of God's faithfulness. It is not a private matter but a faith matter.

We know the hurtful sting of gossip. But to tell the "kindnesses of the Lord" to one another throws another log on the fire that nurtures our hearts of faith. Tell.


Dale Patterson