“I will extol You, my God and King, and bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and praise Your name forever and ever.” -Psalm 145:1-2
It’s my choice. Every day. He’s always worthy, but I have to choose daily to bless Him. Some days I can’t keep my heart from overflowing with praise and blessing, while other days I find myself using all my strength to dig deep within me and command my soul to bless the Lord.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” -Psalm 103:1
Whatever it looks like, daily I choose. Every day I will bless You, my God. Forever and ever.
I’ve decided to end my series on beholding the beauty of God by sharing one of my favorite ways to meditate on His beauty. Before reading on, I want to encourage you to read the first two parts of this series if you haven’t yet. You can find part one here and part two here.
There are tons of ways we can meditate on the beauty of God. However, the one that I’ve found to be not only the most enjoyable but also the most impacting is singing the Bible. It’s time to take a look at *insert drumroll here* The Three E’s of Singing the Word. (more…)
Welcome to part two of my mini “Beholding Beauty” series! If you haven’t read part one, I encourage you to click here and read it before continuing on. :)
So…. as I was saying in part one, I’ve come to understand that I can’t actually behold God without His help. I’ve found that no matter how hard I try to stay focused when I’m setting my heart to behold God, there’s always something else vying for my attention. (more…)
Lately I’ve been pondering what it means to behold the beauty of God and how the heck I’m supposed to do it. I’d been singing through Psalm 27 for about a month with my worship team and every time we’d sing verse four, my heart was struck with conviction.
One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple. -Psalm 27:4
David got it. What it is I’m not fully sure of, but he got something. (more…)
If you were anything like me as a child, you probably found yourself talking to and playing with imaginary friends at some point during your early years. I don’t remember much about mine, but what I do remember is that there were two of them, and to me they were anything but imaginary. We would have full-on conversations and play dates, and I wouldn’t allow my mom to leave my room every night until she had included them in our bedtime routine. They were so real to me.
This morning I was driving down the road and began to pour my heart out before the Lord. At one point I was [figuratively] slapped in the face with the absolute ridiculousness of what I was doing. Here I was driving down the road all alone in the dark at six in the morning, talking to an invisible person… I looked and felt ridiculous. (more…)