Psalm 107:1, "O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 107:8,15,21,31, "Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"
We live in a fast paced society. It seems like we are always going somewhere. However, one of the fundamental things in the life of a Christian is making sure to praise God. I can praise Him wherever I am, and it doesn't matter what I'm doing. Praise exalts and honors God, it lifts your spirit, and will encourage others who know the Lord.
Take time to thank the Lord for His goodness, His mercy, and the wonderful works. God has saved us! Is there anything more we could want?
I would like to challenge you to take the time to make a list of things for which you are thankful and for which you would like to praise the Lord. Next, take time to meditate upon one blessing per day, and to share that blessing with others. Try to share with as many different people as possible. You will be encouraged as you meditate upon your blessing, and it will give you the opportunity to exalt the Lord with others.
I hope praise is as natural to you as breathing! Why? "Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD." (Psalm 107:43) May each one of us experience and share with others the fact of God's lovingkindness.
Your Friend and His,
Pastor Mike Abbott