I couldn't sleep tonight so I went to God's Word. I was looking up different ways we can show our praise to God.
After reading the Psalmists' instruction, I asked myself if I truly live my life expressing thankfulness to God? Or am I numbered among those that are living a life of ingratitude. I pray I never forget who God really is and what He has done for me.
Thank you Lord For leading and teaching me in Your ways, for loving me unconditionally and teaching me to love others as You love me. I want to thank you for my home and the truck that I drive, for running water, for electricity that is turned on by the flick of a switch. For protecting me and keeping watch over me to make it safely through each and every day. For the family You graciously provided, the grand children who I love with all of my heart. I thank you for the friends You have sent my way, even if some of them were only for a short time. Last of all today I want to thank You for sending your Son to die for my sins.
I need to praise God with my mouth, not just my mind
Psalm 51:15, O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 63:5, 66:8, 66:17, 71:8, 15, 24, 105:2, 109:30, 119:171-172, 145:21
I need to seek God, thirst for Him
Psalm 22:26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise Him, may your hearts live forever!
Psalm 42:2, 63:8, 105:4
I need to thank God continuously
Psalm 71:6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.
Psalm 8:14-15, 75:9, 79:13, 92:1-2, 115:18
I need to tell people about God's wondrous works
Psalm 26:7 proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
I need to thank and praise God in front of my brothers and sisters in the congregation, among many people
Psalm 22:22 I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you.
Psalm 22:25, 26:12, 35:18, 68:26, 111:1, 116:19
I need to praise God in front of the unsaved of all nations
Psalm 18:49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
Psalm 57:9, 96:10, 108:3
I need to praise God to the next and all generations
Psalm 79:13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.
Psalm 102:18, 145:4
I need to sing praises to God, I need to sing with understanding, and make it glorious
Psalm 7:17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalm 47:7, 66:2, 66:4, 9:2, 27:6, 28:7, 57:9, 61:8, 63:7, 68:4, 32, 69:30, 71:22-23, 92:1, 96:2, 101:1, 104:33, 105:2, 135:3, 146:2
I need to even sing for joy in my bed
Psalm 149:5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
I need to praise Him with all my heart
Psalm 9:1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
Psalm 86:12, 111:1, 138:1
I need to be glad and rejoice in God
Psalm 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
I need to fear God, honor Him, glorify Him, revere Him
Psalm 22:23 You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
I need to love and respect God's house
Psalm 26:8, 138:2
I need to stop sinning and seek righteousness
I need to shout for joy, rejoice
I need to be creative in my praise
Psalm 33:3, 149:1
I need to stand in awe of Him
I need to remember and praise God's names
Psalm 44:8, 45:17, 54:6
I need to lift up my hands to Him
I need to think about God at night
I need to encourage other to praise and thank God
I love to do this behind close doors, I need to praise Him with dancing
Psalm 150:3, 30:11, 149:3