“And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.” — Acts 14:27 

After returning from their missionary journey, Paul and Barnabas get the people together to rehearse (to run through or go over) all that the Lord had accomplished and about the doors God had opened. The first thing they did upon arriving back was not to give prayer requests or talk about the challenges and difficulties, but rather tell everyone how great God was to them while they were out. 

This practice should be a regularity for us as Christians. We should be quick to remember how great God has been to us, and to share it with others. There is always something for which we can praise God, no matter the situation. It would do us good to “rehearse” regularly how good God has been to us. By doing so, it would change our mindset, our attitude, and our outlook. This habit would cause us to be on the lookout for blessings throughout the day instead of just trying to get through the day. 

Proverbs 3:6 tells us that in all of our ways we are to “acknowledge” God. Every day and in every situation a Christian should acknowledge God’s hand of protection, guidance, and blessing. God has been good, and we should acknowledge that fact and rehearse it constantly in our life. Rehearsing what God has done should be on the tip of our tongue. Stop where you are and ask yourself if God has been good to you. What are three things He has done in your life in the last week? Have you thanked God in prayer and in song? Have you shared those blessings with someone else (family, friends, in prayer letter, or on social media)? Rehearse all God has done in your heart, and then share it with others. God’s praise is not just for private consumption, it’s also for public communication.