Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Psalm 34:3

Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3

One of the ways I spend my quiet time with God in the morning is by picking a psalm and going through it one verse at a time, one day at a time. I read and memorize the verse, looking up any words I don't understand (like "pestilence" in Psalm 91!), and spend time meditating on the verse as I ask God what He wants to say to me through the words. On Monday I began going through Psalm 34 and am loving it.
The psalmist has made a willful decision to glorify the Lord and I am eager to spend time in this psalm because (I read ahead!) I know he is going to talk about God's faithfulness, which has led to him make this decision to live a life of praise. But before I get that far, I have been so encouraged to let my own life be praise to Him as I "extoll the Lord at all times." (v.1)
This morning as I was mulling over verse three, I began to think, "How can I encourage others to 'Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together'?" And I thought, "Ahhh! In my blog!"

So, today I invite you to glorify the Lord with me. Take a moment to think about something God has done for you, for which you want to praise Him. Or, think about the things about God you love and adore, for which you want to praise Him. Then leave your thoughts as a comment.

Here's what I wrote in my journal: You are all-powerful, ever-present, all-knowing, full of grace, mercy and compassion! Lord, how could I but praise You? How could I but love You? How cold I but worship You and call others to do the same? And Lord, I thank You that even though You are so great - so mighty and lovely and holy and good - You are still interseted in me. Broken and imperfect me. You are truly Amazing!


KarenW said...

I praise God for the peace that He gives - through the storms, the hard times, when life is uncertain.

Angela said...

Thank you Lord for your constant provision in our lives...for seeing what you want us to become and moving us in the right direction. Thank you that no matter what we face, we do not face it alone.

Carol said...

Great gift from Grandma! And the token thing - way to go, Mom!

As for the rest, I want my delight to be in Him always.