Psalm 78:4 — Tell Your God Stories

We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Psalm 78:4 NIV

“What has God done in your life?”

Maybe God healed someone in your family… Maybe he helped you restore a broken relationship… Maybe he miraculously provided for unmet financial needs…

No matter what he’s done, we always answer that question with a story. The human brain is wired to learn from, and remember, stories.

That’s why today’s devotional verse is so powerful.

When the psalmist wrote “we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done,” he meant that parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, leaders and teachers, would share their God stories with their kids.

When we zoom out, the Bible isn’t primarily a collection of rules or propositions—it’s filled with stories that show God’s power and wonders.

  • God delivering the Israelites from Egypt through miracle after miracle…
  • Jesus’ perfect life, substitutionary death, and resurrection…
  • The Holy Spirit’s work through the New Testament church…

The list quite literally goes on!

So, here’s a challenge for you: write down a list of your God stories to share with the next generation.

What if every holiday you shared a new story with your kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews?

What would happen if the next generation saw that God didn’t just do “praiseworthy” stuff thousands of years ago—he’s still active today! And not just in other families, but in your own.

You don’t even need to be a parent to do this.

If you teach Sunday school, volunteer at youth group, mentor kids… share your God stories!

The simplest way is to write a bullet-point list with enough information to jog your memory. Here are a few stories that would make my list:

  • Saving my wife and daughter’s lives (2015)
  • Miraculous means for us to purchase a house (2018)
  • Saving lost friends we prayed for (2017–2019)

Make your list. Share your God stories. Do not “hide them from your descendants.”


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