>Psalm 145

In Psalms, Theology on December 30, 2007 by mstevensrev

>145:1 I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.

4 One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!

11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

We have something to give God, that is everything. Lifting him up and using our lives to be a blessing to him. How wonderful must it be to see your creation do what it is supposed to do! We are to encourage all those around us to do the same. Live as God has intended, talk of the amazing things he has done, sing, dance, and let everyone know that he is good, kind, gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in love.

Use your life for something worthwhile, let God be seen thought it. Thankfulness is the cornerstone to this life. Just last night we had a tragedy on our first photo-walk. After being out for just a few minutes the batteries ran out on Aidyn’s camera. I changed them but the end result was none of the pictures she took last night came out. None, before or after the battery change. I was so disappointed. Aidyn was bummed but she was not as upset as I would expect. She really had enjoyed our time together and was thankful for that, even though it didn’t work out. I wish that I had that attitude of thankfulness more often!


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