Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will declare all Your marvelous works.
Acceptable thanksgiving and praise to the Lord our God must be with sincerity, pure motives and with our whole heart.
The Psalmist in this text had been afflicted and is in trouble but yet he declares “I WILL” give thanks to You Lord.
Imagine the pain the psalmist pressed through to make this powerful and profound declaration to the Lord His God. Suffering and yet grateful to his God not only in thanking Him but also in declaring the mighty acts of his God in spite of current pain and suffering.
When you are faced with trouble can you declare these profound words of David in the midst of them? Can you with your whole heart declare that you WILL give God thanks and praise and that you will declare the mighty works of the Lord your God regardless of what you have suffered, currently suffering or may suffer?
Thanksgiving, praise and worship to the Lord our God not only causes us to forget about our troubles but they also causes our confidence in our God to rise above our circumstances and deepens our faith in our God.
When evil is all around and we are concerned about it, I have found that crying out to the Lord my God in thanksgiving, praise and worship is a good starting and finishing place. it is there where I found my strength for the journey with hope and assurance of God’s everlasting presence even in the midst of chaos and evil.
When we have purposed in our hearts to commit to putting God first there will be no doubt that our praise, worship and thanksgiving to Him will be with sincere gratitude because our worship to the Lord our God is not out of any hidden motives, but out of our love for Him because of who He is and all He has done and continues to do on behalf of His people.
Lord I thank You and I WILL worship you with my whole heart. I WILL tell others of your goodness and I WILL rejoice and be glad in spite of because indeed you have been faithful and you are a GOOD GOD!
Your Servant Debra.