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Living the Good Life

Living the Good Life

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.”  Psalm 92:1-3

Who doesn’t want to live “the good life”?  Isn’t that something that most people strive for?  They want to be able to explore things that bring them joy and satisfaction and find purpose and meaning in their life.  They want to be able to draw happiness from everything they do.  God wants us to live a good life, but what I’m going to share with you might be different from what the world defines as “the good life.”

In our scripture verses today, we learn about four things that are good for us to do as we seek to love God and love others:

  1. It is good to give thanks to the Lord
  2. It is good to sing praises to His name
  3. It is good to declare His steadfast love in the morning
  4. It is good to declare His faithfulness at night.

We can use instruments, our voices, melody and harmony to do these things.  Even Psalm 150 tells us to do it with dancing and crashing cymbals!

But what these verses are telling us is that giving thanks and singing praises, which is interacting with God, AND declaring God’s steadfast love and faithfulness, which is interacting with others, are the most important things that we can do in our relationship with God.

Giving thanks to God daily is such a small return for all the great things he does for us every single day. Have you heard this quote?

What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you had thanked God for today?

When you find yourself overcome with feelings of fear, anxiety and worry, the last thing you may think about is praise. Even though you don’t feel like doing it, it’s literally the most important thing for us to do when we are feeling down and out. We need to get into the habit of being intentional about adding prayer and praise into our plan each and every day, and proclaim it with steadfast love in the morning, and faithfulness at night.

Have a blessed day!

~Bev

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