Today From Psalms
Begin With Praise
How we begin our day and the thoughts which dominate our thinking throughout the day have a great effect on how our day goes. Psalm 66 sets forth some basis yet vital concepts for us to consider and implement into our daily lives.
We begin the day with “a joyful noise unto God.” Start off each day with genuine praise to God. We should do so for a number of reasons. The works of God are “terrible.” That means God’s works are such that causes men to revere Him. We make “a joyful noise unto God” because God already has the victory secured; “thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.”
We progress through the day seeing the works of God. We are reminded of what God has done; “He turned the sea into dry land.” We are also made aware that God “ruleth by his power for ever.”
As we are personally amazed at the greatness of God and praise Him, we invite others to join us. “O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard.”
The writer of this psalm continues and climaxes in verse 16. “Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.”
How has your day been thus far? How did you begin your day? What do you constantly allow your mind to dwell on? Beginning the day with praise, continuing to mediate on God’s great works through the day and seeing God’s mighty works all around us will make a difference in your day.