Today I read a verse in the Bible that gave me pause.
Look to the Lord and to his strength.
Always look to him.
I look to the Lord, but it seems like it is mostly in prayer for requests, not to praise him. I realized when I read this verse that I need to spend a lot more time looking to the Lord for his strength and to praise him for his mighty wonder and grace.
I read a commentary about this verse that helped me understand just how important it is for my relationship with God to look to him in praise and worship him throughout the day. I told someone not long ago how important it was for me to worship weekly with other believers, but I need to make daily worship just as important. I need to spend that time with God just magnifying his name and his goodness.
There is so much majesty and beauty all around me that I should be reminded minute by minute of the Lord’s wonderful love and goodness to me and of his grace and mercy.
I know better than to just ask for things I want even if it is for others. I need to simply bask in the beauty of the Lord and drink in his love and show my faith to him.
By keeping this reminder before me I want to do just that.
Father, I l0ve you and want to please you more than anything. You are wonderful and worthy of glory and honor all of my days. Let me praise you. Amern
I Chronicles 16:11