O Praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD. (Psalm 117)
I'm ready to think on some good thoughts today, rather than my sadness over all of the things that are wrong in our churches and in our worlds. In spite of all of those things, our good LORD is on the throne of heaven and is still in control.
O Praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him all ye people. How are you, dear reader, going to intentionally praise your God today? I'm going to think about the above passage in Psalms. I'm going to attempt to shut down all of my negative thoughts today with the truth of God that endures forever so that I can be salt and light to those I'm around today. I will try to praise Him today with my thoughts and my life.
For His merciful kindness is great toward us: Can you think of a couple of things that God has blessed you with in your life that you don't deserve? I know that I can. God loves us so. There's another reason to praise Him. Today, I'm going to look for God in the little things - in an email from a friend, in a chirping bird on this first day of spring, in the company of friends. Maybe He'll even throw in a few more. :) I'll be watching today, will you?
And the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Do you know God's truth? The truth of the Lord is all over the pages of my bible. Every word, every phrase, every chapter and book is true and alive and never changes. I'd say that it endures forever. Jesus is also the Lord's truth. After all, the bible says, Jesus is "the way, the truth and the life". Just thinking on how the God of the universe loves me and will never leave me just overwhelms me. The truth of His goodness and love will never change.
I thank you so much for who you are to me and to this broken world. Show me how to love you more today and every day. Enable me today to praise and worship you with my whole heart and nothing less, seeing you in every aspect of my day. Thank you for never changing, for providing us with enduring truth and love.