There are times when I feel so inadequate in my worship, and my words seem so little and do not express what I want to express in thankfulness to God. As I struggled with these emotions this morning, I turned to David for some answers.
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds” (Psalm 9:1).
“I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever” (Psalm 86:12).
“Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation” (Psalm 111:1).
“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise” (Psalm 138:1).
Notice there are certain activities that go along with giving thanks to the Lord which David felt were very important to give proper expression to thanks. One of these was recounting all the wonderful things God had done, not just for him, but for all God’s people. We tend to forget which makes “recounting” important. We must use our thanking the Lord to also glorify His name forever. Another activity is gathering with others to thank the Lord together. There is something about praising the Lord with others that multiplies our worship. This is the Spirit’s work.
One final note; the word “whole” means “complete or totally given over to an object” of worship. What does the Lord deserve from us? Give Him your “everything”!
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