Psalm 95:2: “Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”
I go to God with all my troubles. Don’t you? However, when he answers my prayers, I don’t always go to him as quickly with thanksgiving. Can you relate to that?
After the Moving from Broken to Beautiful Conference on Saturday, I stood in awe of what God did. I thanked him for the ones who set up the breakfast room and decorated, for those who brought all the food, for those who served and cleaned up, for the one who took care of my book and CD table, for the male soloist, the praise and worship team, the pianist, the soundman, the one who set up the lyrics and photo of the conference on the screen, the photographer, the videographer, and all the women who attended the conference.
This morning I played praise & worship music and thanked God again for his power and presence at the conference. I need to thank God more often for all his blessings.
When was the last time you gave thanks for family and friends? For food, clothing, and shelter? Have you thanked God lately for your church, your pastor, your music director, and your Bible teacher?
If you can see and hear and have both arms and legs, thank God “and extol (praise) him with music and song.”
Dear God, thank you for _____________. Amen.
Application: When will you extol God this week with music and song for his blessings to you?
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega September 29, 2014