A Season of Psalms - Psalm 104:31-34
“May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
What do we do when we’re grateful? Prayerfully, we say “Thank you.” When we have been blessed by the kindness and generosity of another, our response is to show our gratitude by giving thanks, writing a note, or embracing. The act of giving thanks is a verbal or physical expression of our gratitude. When God blesses His people, we gratefully respond by giving thanks, but have you considered using the “Alphabet of Blessing?” The aim is to describe an attribute of God using every letter in the alphabet from A to Z. For example, you can say that God is “awesome and able,” He is “beautiful,” He is “a compassionate Creator,” and so on. You’ll soon discover that there are not enough adjectives to describe Him, and you will have just barely scratched the surface in understanding how good our God is.
Psalm 104 is a song about the greatness of God. He is clothed with splendor and majesty. He is a Creator, at whose rebuke the elements of nature flee and take to flight. He created the heavenly bodies and marked the times of their seasons and appearances in the sky. The God of earth and outer space looks upon His creation and rejoices in His works. He is in control of all things, and because He is in control, we don’t have to be. We don’t have to play God. Instead, we get a front-row seat to watch Him work. And here’s what I know: we won’t be sitting, but we’ll be standing and singing His praises as long as we live, while we have our being. We will rejoice in all He has done, for He has done many great and glorious things for His people!
Is your soul singing today of the greatness of our God? From A to Z, give thanks to Him today. Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and see what God has done.
Further Reading: Genesis 18:1-21; Galatians 3:23-29
Pray with me the hymn “How Great Thou Art”:
O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds Thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy pow’r thro’out the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art! How great Thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art! How great Thou art! In Jesus’ name, Amen.