Tweet Day 69 “I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.” (Psalm 40:10) Gratitude is evidenced by a desire to tell others why you are thankful; gratitude is meant to be shared. In this Psalm David is promising that he will speak up and share with others how God has been faithful to him, he will let others know that God saved him out of his many troubles. Don’t keep the goodness of God to yourself, report it to those around you and let them know why you are thankful. It will encourage your own heart and it will give others hope, too.
Tweet Day 68 “Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.” (Psalm 36:5) David, the Palmist, tries to give us a sense of the magnitude of God’s love, it is as grand and as wide open as the skies above us and as endless as the universe. What a great context to live your life by, knowing how much you are loved by God. You can live your life with the awareness and with the confidence of His boundless love for you. So, make sure you thank Him today for loving you so richly and so completely.
Tweet Day 67 “How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.” (Psalm 36:7) David rejoices in the unfailing love of God, he considers it priceless, the most valuable asset in his life. He also points out that it doesn’t matter how high or how low you are in your own eyes or in the eyes of the world, God’s unfailing love is yours. That truth should brighten your day and give high sense of value. So, be happy, because you are loved with an unfailing love.
Tweet Day 66 “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed” (Exodus 15:13) What a great promise to start our day with! God, who redeemed us, through the blood of Jesus, will lovingly continue to lead us through life. We are not alone, we are not left to ourselves. God loves us and He stays involved with our lives in a very direct and personal way. Let this confidence fill your heart with confidence and joy. Let God’s unfailing love lead you through your day.
Tweet Day 65 In verse 8 of Psalm 143 David starts his day with this refrain, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you” What a way to start the day! David put his trust in God and was ready to face the day with the expectation of God’s unfailing love. How would your day go today if you started it by placing your trust in God and then, went through the day being alert to confirmations that God loves you? Try it and see. As you go through your day today be attentive to those things that tell you how much God loves you and let them reaffirm your trust in God.
Tweet Day 64 “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” (Psalm 62:8) It is an act of faith to share all that is in your heart with God. To be honest and transparent you have to trust, and you can trust God. In fact, God is a refuge, a safe place, for all who pour their hearts out to Him. Don’t hold your feeling in, don’t try to hide your fear or unbelief from God, pour it all out to him because you can trust Him. Try it today; lay it all out there before God. Laugh, cry, vent or sing, because God receives it all as an expression of faith. When you pour your heart out to Him He pours His heart into you.
Tweet Day 63 The Psalmist David says it so clearly and openly when he sings to God, “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul” (Psalm 25:1) This is great insight to David’s rich devotion and fervent faith in his God: he lifts his soul, with all its feeling, emotions and struggles, up to God as an act of worship. David holds nothing back from God; he makes himself completely transparent in the presence of God. This kind of openness before God brings freedom, healing and joy. Don’t hold anything back from God today, lift up your soul by honestly expressing your feelings and emotions to Him. God will touch the deepest part of your being and fill you with His peace and joy.
Tweet Day 62 “Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 86:4) It is important to live our daily lives with joy. David faced a lot of very difficult issues throughout his life and was familiar with discouragement. But, David also learned to ask God for joy. He opened up his emotions to God and asked for the joy that only God can give us, no matter what we face. If you’re not happy today, then, stop and open up to God; ask for the deep and abiding joy that only he can give. Lift up your soul to the Lord and you will feel better.
Tweet Day 61 In Psalm 66:6 the Psalmist is recounting how God miraculously delivered Israel out of Egypt by leading them through the Red Sea, then, he makes this invitation, “Come, let us rejoice in him.” One of the simple ways to get yourself feeling better is to remember the miracles God has performed in your life. Each of us has testimonies of God’s intervention in our lives; it is good to remind yourself and other of them regularly. Make it a point today to recount the times God stepped into your life and helped out of a difficult time. Then, take some time just to thankfully rejoice in the Lord for delivering you; it will encourage you and build up your faith.
Tweet Day 59 “My soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation.” (Psalm 35:9) David is making an emotional connection, he is declaring that he will rejoice and be happy in the Lord. He anticipates delighting in the reality of his salvation. It is an act of his will; he has decided to feel the joy of knowing and loving God, of enjoying God at an emotional level. Have you engaged your emotions? Have you instructed yourself to delight and find joy in the God who saved you? Try it today and see what a difference it will make. Delight yourself in the Lord!