“Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is. Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Your enemies cringe before your mighty power. Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises, shouting your name in glorious songs.” Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people! He made a dry path through the Red Sea, and his people went across on foot. There we rejoiced in him. For by his great power he rules forever. He watches every movement of the nations; let no rebel rise in defiance. (Interlude ). Let the whole world bless our God and loudly sing his praises. Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling.” Psalms 66:1-9 NLT
The psalmist calls us to glorify God with our voices. God has given us the ability to articulate words. Those words should be utilized in their highest form to praise the One and only God!!! The two or three ounce muscle in our mouth should not wag itself in harmony with the world, rather in sync with its Creator. All of creation shouts the glory of God! How awesome is He!!! Let's harness our words as worship to Him. As the melody of heavens music plays in our hearts, by the Holy Spirit, let us adore Him in affectionate declarations! The psalmist rehearses the great things that God did in the past. He remembers the faithful, merciful deliverance from slavery in Egypt and the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea. He recognized the sovereignty of God over the nations and His power to put down those who defy Him. He calls on all people to join in the anthem of praise. Lastly, he humbly, and thankfully, recognizes that our lives are in God's hands. “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins.” Isaiah 49:16 NLT He is the One who holds us up as we walk this path of life. God keeps us from stumbling and falling. “Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.” Jude 1:24-25 NLT Isn't it absolutely comforting to know that our very steps are in His care? “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalms 37:23 NLT Will you join with the Bible believing, born again, international, multi-racial, universal body of Christ as we raise our anthem of praise to the One and only God? We give Him glory in the name of the Master-JESUS!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris