Monday, October 5, 2009

Psalm 101:1 "Praising God for Who He is and How He Loves Me"

I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise. ~Psalm 101:1

Our lives should always be lived as praise to God for who He is and how He loves me. I can praise Him by how I choose to live – by being loving, kind, and generous, a person of integrity and dependability. But I also should take time each day to simply offer up words of praise and thanksgiving to the Father.

God is not just our God, as big as that is. He is also our Lord and Master and honor is due Him. The act of offering praise to Him is a tangible way to reinforce in our own minds that He is God and we are not. He is in control; we aren’t. He is Almighty; we are His creation. Our perspective will be realigned to Truth and our hearts will be made perfect and selfless when focused on the One True God.

Further Thoughts:

  1. Look up and write down as many adjectives for God as you can think of. (If you have Experiencing God, it has a wonderful listing of names for God in the back.
  2. Read some Psalms out loud as praise to the Lord. Write out your favorite verses of praise.
  3. Spend some time today in quiet meditation on the characteristics of God. When done, write out a prayer of thanksgiving and praise for who He is and how He loves you.

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