Podcast #350: “Famous For (I Believe)” by Tauren Wells

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

Do you know what God is famous for? I mean, can you describe some of the wondrous deeds of the Lord that He is most famous for? Tauren Wells sings out a list in his song “Famous For (I Believe).” Being able to remember and recount the miracles and judgments of God is required by Scripture.

Let’s get better at remembering and recounting by reading and interacting with God’s Word this week.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – our Bible Interaction Tool Exercises this week are:
    • Read in context
    • Mark up the text
    • Make observations
    • Repetition
    • Ask questions
    • Make a list
    • Start with God
  • The 30 Day Music Challenge – ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE HERE
  • Some of the areas of Scripture the song describes
    • Making a way through the waters in Exodus 14
    • Walking in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3
    • Shutting the mouths of lions in Daniel 6
    • Bringing bones back to life in Ezekiel 37
  • Using Psalm 105 as a pattern to declare praise and recounting specific works of the Lord
  • Marking up the text – click here for my rudimentary example (ignore my poor handwriting)
  • Circling verbs and noticing repeated words
  • Stopping to ask what we can learn about God before seeking to apply the text to ourselves
    • He performs deeds
    • He performs wondrous works
    • His name is holy
    • He offers strength
    • He offers His presence
    • He performs miracles
    • He proclaims judgment
    • He remembers His covenant forever
  • What our response should be
    • Give thanks
    • Call upon His name
    • Make known His deeds
    • Sing praises to Him
    • Tell of all his wondrous works
    • Glory in his holy name
    • Let our heart rejoice
    • Seek the Lord
    • Seek His strength
    • Seek His presence
    • Remember the wondrous works He has done
    • Remember His miracles
    • Remember His judgments
  • Remembering that when we call on God to do what He is famous for, it includes both miracles and judgments — and both are wondrous
  • The “so what” of the Psalm – Psalm 105:43-45
    • He brings us out of captivity into freedom and promise so that we can live the way He designed

When we call on God to do what He is famous for, it includes both miracles and judgments…and both are wondrous.

Check out the official lyric video of this week’s song below!

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This Week’s Challenge

Try printing out a copy of Psalm 105 to mark up the text without fear. Read the Psalm repetitively and then begin to make some observations. Mark up verbs and note words that are repeated. Start by asking yourself what you learn about God from this psalm. Move into asking yourself how you are to respond. Perhaps use this psalm (or this week’s song) to inspire you to read about the accounts recorded in God’s Word that the songs are summarizing.

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