October 17, 2017 – Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4

How does delight in the Lord happen each day? Psalm 100 has the secret!  Praise brings God’s light into our hearts, our minds, and the way we approach each day with anticipation of Joy.   Psalm 150 begins a pathway of Praise!

Praise the LordPraise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! 1-2.  Praise our Lord God no matter where we are!

 Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes!  Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. 3-5.  Praise our Lord God with all the ways we have at our disposal — our gifts, our belongings, our abilities.  All these things comes from our Lord God.

 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord. 6.   Every living being has breath from God who brings life.  This is all creation! Every thing we see, hear and hold is created by our Lord God.  We walk through this world and even our steps are directed by God when we are His Children.   Turn our complaints and anger to Praise to our Lord God — and have the assurance of our Lord holding us by the hand.  

You satisfy me more than the richest feast.  I will praise you with songs of joy.  I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.  Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.  Psalm 63:5-7.

The Lord directs the steps of the godly He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:23-24