Watch the Tram Car Please

Psalm 35:27 "Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant."

The five most frequently repeated words at the Jersey Shore every summer are not "license and registration please", or "we are all booked up".  Instead, it's a recorded phrase that you hear every few minutes over the loud speaker from the Tram Cars that carry passengers up and down the Wildwood boardwalk…"WATCH THE TRAM CAR PLEASE"!  The announcement from these legendary tram cars that roll day and night, from one end of the boardwalk to the other started in 1971, to protect the pedestrians also enjoying the boardwalk.

In Psalm 35:27, the Psalmist says that there is something that we are supposed to say over and over and over again…"Let the Lord be magnified who takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servants".  He uses the word continually, meaning without stopping, all day, every day.  We magnify the Lord when we talk about how much and how often God prospers us.

I mean, if you ever wondered about prosperity for your life, that sure clears that up!  He says to say it continually, "Let the Lord be magnified who takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servants.  To thank God for prospering you in your health, in your family, in your finances, in your dreams and goals.

Prosper means "to thrive, to be successful, to have more than enough".  He says that this is how the Lord gets magnified.  This is how people around us know how big God is.  Prosper also means "to succeed in an enterprise or activity, to flourish".  To magnify means "to increase, to hold in greater respect, to give more value, or esteem".

We need to press our "continuous play button" when it comes to sharing the goodness of God, His favor, and His love for us.  He takes pleasure in, He delights, and has joy when we prosper and when we succeed.  And the more you say it, the more you hear it.  "Let the Lord be magnified who takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servants".  Nothing makes him more joyful, more excited.  So, be like that loud speaker on those Tram Cars, and speak of God's prosperous acts toward you, and His covenant, and His commanded blessing on your life all day long!