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As the old saying goes, “Let’s give credit where credit is due!” The psalmist is making that the point of the day. It is good to praise the Lord.  He, after all, created all things. He has guided the lives of His people. While the godless seem to spring up and do well with no thought of God, they will pass away without a legacy.

God is God!!  He makes things work. He brings life out of nothing, and purpose out of a meaningless chaotic world. So, what does that mean to us? It means that in the midst of our prayer, we need to stop and not only thank Him for what he has done in our lives, but, also praise God for who He is.  We need to recognize His amazing efforts, and acknowledge his hand in our lives.  We simply need to give God the reverence, that he deserves.

When we do that, it blesses us. We see God for who he is, and it helps us to trust him with our lives, and our families. We also realize that we in no way measure up to him; and, therefore, should not try to take his job of leading us through life.  If we can recognize God for who he is, and trust him to make us into his image–then, we will experience the life of meaning and purpose that we have always dreamed of.

God Bless You 

It is good to praise the Lord
    and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
    and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
    and the melody of the harp.

For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
    I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, Lord,
    how profound your thoughts!
Senseless people do not know,
    fools do not understand,
that though the wicked spring up like grass
    and all evildoers flourish,
    they will be destroyed forever.

But you, Lord, are forever exalted.