The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4
We don’t always need words to get our message across. The skies “pour forth speech” and “reveal knowledge” but have no words, nevertheless “their voice goes out into all the earth.” God’s handiwork is revealed to all. From the busiest, crowded city to the remotest, inaccessible places of the world, God has made it possible for everyone to know him (Romans 1:20).
Likewise, my life speaks to those around me, whether I use words or not. The way I spend my time, the way I spend my money tell people what I value and this pours forth a message. God’s Presence in my life also speaks to those around me. The fruit of his Spirit within me will touch others with its sweetness. His refining work in my life speaks volumes.
Many ignore the declaration of the glory of God in his handiwork and they will ignore it in my life too. However, it’s not my job to convict others of their need for God but rather for my life to show how good it is to live under God’s government—to create curiosity, desire and a longing for something more.
Yet if I’m not convinced God’s way is best, that his love is sufficient and his purposes good, then I won’t attract anyone else to this way of life. My words will never be enough, there has to be a lifestyle that matches my beliefs.