Greetings and salutations to you my brothers and sisters in Christ!
Psalm 9:1-2 says “I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart: I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.” In this passage the word praise is translated “thank”. And with all my heart expresses deep devotion and commitment. I will tell refers to educating the next generations with the marvelous things of creation, redemption, and revelation…revealing His character and power! For God’s powerful manifestations evoke public praise! Filled with joy refers to being overwhelmed by His grace, mercy , favor and provision…leaving us only one way to express our gratitude, by singing praises to the Most High! The Lord’s exalted status as the ruler and protector of the Godly!
So the next time we gather in the sanctuary to Worship and Praise the One True God…truly open your heart and try to remember we’re not just singing and playing instruments for our liking…but rather we’re thanking God from the depths of our hearts, setting examples for other generations, by expressing to our Creator our joy for all He has done! And because we are overflowing with that joy… we have no choice but to worship and praise Him!
Please join me in continuing to pray for our congregation to draw closer to Him…and for us to become more and more in tune with The Holy Spirit as we both serve and honor Him!