September Month 2011
Will you praise him for what He has done?
O “give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. (Psalm 105:1-2)
Many times believers are so overwhelmed by their current situations that they forget to consider the joy of their past and what God has done. They are engaged in the present day setbacks, stress and in some cases successes. Today is all that matters and the moment is there only concern. Too much focus on today’s problems cause us not to remember yesterday’s successes. Too much focus on today’s successes cause us not to consider that behind their current success might be a storm cloud brewing. Out responsibility as believers is to praise him for the good times and the bad. “Will you praise him for what He has done?”
The Psalmist is excited and expresses his praise by encouraging others to give praise. O give thanks, is translated, with enthusiasm and excitement you need to call the name of the Lord, and give him Praise. Additionally, your praise should express, all of his deeds. This includes his delivering you from something horrible and hurtful. It also includes him blessing you beyond measure with his wondrous works. Your praise should require you to look back and remember periods of pain, before they became periods of progress. You should remember moments of mess before you experienced God’s best..
The church must be committed not only to give thanks but to tell their story of how good God has been. Let your praise be in conversation and in deed, as you speak, sing and should about the goodness of the Lord. “Will you praise him for what He has done?”
Pastor SP Courtney
What Good things are you doing?
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name O most High. To show forth thy loving-kindess in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. PSALM 92:1-2 (KJV)
When the Saints of God enter into the House of God, there focus should be on doing those things that pleasing in the sight of the Lord. In fact no matter where we are or where we are going, what we are doing should be in accordance or in harmony with our faith. Our society does not emphasize righteousness or Godliness but every born again believer should have an awareness of their on actions and their actions should communicate to others that they belong to a good God because they know what they are responsible for doing good things. What about you? “What Good things are you doing?”
The Psalmist in Psalm 92, begins by giving us some examples of what God sees as good. Giving thanks is not only required of every believer, but giving thanks is a good thing to do. The believer are to enter into God’s presence, God’s property with thanksgiving and praise. How often do you say thank you Lord, and how often do you sing praises unto his name. Do you know if you only thank him and praise him on Sunday that you are actually only giving him less than 4% of your time? Yet the bible tells us when we get to heaven we will bow around the throne, 24/7 worshipping and praising our God without ceasing. If practice makes perfect, we are not practicing very well. I know because of our earthen temples we can’t do it 24/7, but surely we can do better than just a Sunday Morning praise.
If we truly love him, then we must demonstrate that love in the morning and be faithful all day and all night. I know you are busy but truly, What good things are you doing?