“Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His Name, make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His Holy Name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore! Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth. O seed of Israel His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones! Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns.'”
(1 Chronicles 16:8-13,31)
I’ll venture to say that no matter what kind of day you’re having, you already feel better having read these words of praise. Right?
Go ahead! Read them again. Let these words remind you of who you are in Christ. You are His child, His chosen one!
Thank Him, not with just a tiny, quiet murmur. Thank Him exuberantly for being your God, Your Savior, Your Friend.
Sing a song to Him, not only ABOUT Him, but TO Him. No one else will hear you – only the heart of the One Who loves you dearly. I promise you that if you will let go of your pride and sing a song to Your Lord, give Him praise and thanks, you will sense His Presence. Everything about that moment will change because suddenly you will realize that you are not alone.
His strength will be made manifest.
His grace will be sufficient.
His peace will cover you from head to toe.
And His love will embrace you.
The Lord Reigns.
Lord, Your Word lifts me, encourages me and fills me with joy. Thank You. I will sing praise to Your Holy Name. I will remember the ways You have changed my life. I will remember Your wonderful works among Your people. You are awesome God. Thank You for your faithfulness to save.