Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
June 11 Scripture Selection: Psalm 9-10
Food for Thought: Ps. 9:1, 2
We don’t have to praise and worship the Lord; we get to. What a privilege and a joy it is to honor the Lord. Even when we may not “feel like it,” we can just make the decision that our feelings and our bodies do not have a say in the matter. Our spirit is in command over the mind, heart, and body. Our spirit chooses the priorities, when we let it.
David knew that. Even when the circumstances of his life were less than optimal, he made the quality decision anyway to praise the Lord with all his heart, tell of God’s marvelous works, be glad, rejoice, and sing to Him. And the results of this attitude and action were many. Among them, David was encouraged, and so were others. Further, songs that have lasted centuries still inspire people to praise the Lord and continue to lift people’s faith even today. Another result was that God heard David’s prayers in song and took action on his behalf.
We have opportunities to magnify the Lord everyday and throughout the day. And when we get together with other believers, forgetting our troubles and leaving all concerns aside to lift our voices and proclaim the Lord’s greatness, it is particularly special. When we decide to do so by faith and in joy, it is a most remarkable experience that both glorifies God and takes us higher.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):