“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!” (Psalm 105:1-2 NKJV)
The opening of this Psalm is joyous. The general belief is that David wrote this song to be recited as the Ark of the Covenant was brought back to Jerusalem. His joy and excitement overflowed in these opening verses. While the Psalm took a historical turn that wasn’t always joyous, David began with joy at the work of God. I wonder what would happen if we all started our day by remembering what God has done for us and finding ways to tell others of the amazing ways He’s worked in our lives.
We’re urged in both the New Testament and the Old Testament to spread the news about God’s work in our lives. As David describes it, we should be able to do so joyously. We should be thanking God, calling on Him and letting people know what God has done in our lives. Oh, and the singing – just like yesterday – keep singing. But through it all, tell people what God has done. You might try to say that God hasn’t done anything for you recently. And yet, there you are, breathing. You have people that loved you, and some that still love you. Do you have the ability to work? Have you eaten recently? All of these things and so much more come from God’s hand and by His grace. So, make today a day of thanksgiving, of rejoicing, of singing, and of telling others about God’s wondrous work in your life. When you start the day like that, you’re going to be off to a great day!
Lord, everything that I have, all that I am, all that I will be comes from Your hand and by Your grace. Let me proclaim Your amazing love to a world that needs to know Your love and presence. Keep me singing Your praises throughout the day.