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.
(1 Chronicles 16:8-12 NKJV)
King David first delivered this Psalm on the day that the ark of God was brought into the city of Jerusalem and placed in the middle of the tabernacle that he had built for it. Daivd was pretty happy, don't you think? God had indeed done wonderful things for David and the people of Israel.
How do you recognize the extraordinary things that God has done for you? Do you thank Him with words? Do you thank Him with service? Do you thank Him in song? In my CBS bible study homework this week we were asked to write our own psalm expressing our feelings toward God for doing something in our lives recently that has brought us joy. What has God done in your life lately that you can thank Him for? I'm sure He's done something, even if you have to think hard about it. Our God is a wonderful God. So, in closing, I'll share my "psalm". Please keep in mind that I am definitely not a poet, but at least I did it! :) Enjoy.
Where would I be, Lord, without you?
I shudder to think of the pit I'd call home.
Would joy and peace prevail without your tender lovingkindness upon me?
You, my Lord, have given me life.
Thank You for new memories.
Thank You for new blessings.
Big or small, You've provided them all
Through Your marvelous love, mercy and grace.