“Seven times a day I praise You…”
– Psalm 119:164 (NIV)
If I believe in God
and in His great love for me
and if I trust fully in Him
and He is everything to me,
then surely I should praise Him seven times a day, at least;
surely I should praise Him all day long
through my words, my deeds and even my thoughts!
Who else deserves my continuous praise if not my God?
Is there anyone or anything in my life that deserves such praise?
Am I constant in praising my God?
Am I consistent in declaring His greatness
and in declaring and demonstrating my love for Him?
Praising God constantly
is not only about
raising my mind and heart to Him throughout my day, whatever the circumstances,
but it is also about
living in a way that reflects my love for Him:
caring for others,
using my talents to do good for others,
helping the poor…
All these are valid ways by which I can praise God ceaselessly.
Perhaps I need to change my busy schedule
and rearrange my diary
to fit in some appointments with the Lord, my God, my All!
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
My Lord, my God, my All,
let my love for You be more, much more, than mere words.
Lord, I want to love You and praise You with all my mind, my heart, my soul and my strength. Amen.