I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Have you ever just sat back and considered everything God has done in your life? For most of us, we don’t take the time to do this often enough; I know I don’t. It may be hard to get started, as thoughts about the here and now rush though our minds, as the distractions and demands of everyday life make so much noise that it’s hard to think. Yet as we continue to ponder, as we begin to relax, God’s doings begin to enter our thoughts, and before too long, they push the distractions away.
We might even move on to ponder and reflect upon what God has done in His Creation; the wonder of all of it, its grandeur so magnificent.
When we invest a little time and attention in this way, it isn’t easy to remain silent, is it?
Our God is so amazing, so awesome, so powerful, so loving; how can we think on such things and not enthusiastically give Him praise?
Funny thing about exaltation; once you get started, it’s hard to stop. Imagine what it would be like if we did this every day; don’t you suppose that every day would be as amazing as the things God does in our lives? Oh yes, I bet they would be; can you guess why?
If we began each day reflecting upon all that God is and does in our lives, we would be seeing all that He does each day as we go along, and each day we would be giving Him enthusiastic praise, and when you do that, it’s hard to stop… and each day would then become a day of praise.
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I believe, that is another of the reasons I was taken from my job. To slow me down, allow me to find rest, and give me time to stop and think. To realize all that God has done for me for as far back as I can physically remember. It is very humbling to be honest.
Took a bout of cancer and a little more than a year to bring me BACK to the point you are describing where I actually TAKE the time to contemplated God’s blessings, both natural AND spiritual. One of them has been getting back in the groove and SHARING that joy and God’s glory with others.
Going to reblog this Brother. Love it!
Thank you for sharing that Roland. I hope we all take heed to your words and don’t wait for a wake up call to get into that groove!
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This is an excellent article by my Brother in Christ, Don Merritt. Please check out his wonderful and inspirational site! God Bless!
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