Today : New Habits of Praise
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening.” Psalms 92:1-2 (NLT)
There is a saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” It speaks to the nature of man in that we tend to cry out to God when we are in dire need. This isn’t just true for the unbeliever. Many who claim the name of Christ, never spend time talking to God unless they are in trouble. The atheist says he doesn’t believe in God, but what is our excuse? For some it is a shallow knowledge of God without a deep inward reality. However, for others it is good intentions gone astray. Busyness, lack of priority or poor habits have left our soul barren and dry. Today’s verse has the answer. The Psalmist says, “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High.” We need to create these new habits and attitudes. When we begin to give thanks to God, when we begin to fill our life with worship, we will begin to foster an “attitude of gratitude” for all God has done for us. This inward joy will bring a new energy to our Spirit and create a hunger for more. But how do we develop this gratitude into a habit? The author of today’s Psalm writes, “It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening.” As we create a habit of proclaiming God’s love for us in the beginning of the day, and remembering all He has done when the day is done, it will keep our heart ever drawn to Him. It is in this daily journey with God that we will find the peace, joy and love that we have always wanted.
Father, forgive me for not working harder on our relationship. I have not pursued You like I should have. I have not made You the priority that You should be in my life. Today, help me create new daily habits of praise and worship. Help me proclaim Your love every morning and Your faithfulness in the evening.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I daily proclaim God’s love and faithfulness in my life
Today visualize yourself doing what the Palmist said. See yourself coming before God and proclaiming His unfailing love in the morning, and His faithfulness in the evening. Sense His presence and feel His peace come over you as you bow before Him in prayer and adoration. Feel the joy and peace overtake you as you proclaim His love and faithfulness in your life.