Psalm 34:3 Glorify The Lord

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Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3 

Lifting someone or something up and glorifying it is a very common thing to occur among people. What people glorify is uncountable. Some will glorify a job, a singer, an actor, a sports team, and the list in endless. People will glorify whatever it is that they are excited about, whether it is for the positive or the negative.

In the process of lifting up, they will often make the person or thing out to be the best in whatever field the person or thing is. This can also be see abstractly in that some will say some thing glorifies an action, attitude or thought.

Some will say that football may glorify violence. Movies will glorify crime and killing. Again the list is endless as to what is glorified and how it is glorified.

David called for the people to glorify the Lord with him. He wanted to praise God with others and not just himself, alone.

Glorifying God is talking extremely highly of Him to everyone and anyone anywhere a person is. It is constantly talking about God around other people.

When a person thinks about it, there is not too much that can be said about God. The list of His qualities and qualifications are infinite, going on forever. The list of good things that God has done is endless. And this list is for each and every believer.

As one is glorifying God, he is also being a witness to others as to who God is. It is the process of letting the world get a glimpse of who God is. This also takes the focus off of problems and this world and focuses on the eternal. It will bring joy to the heart.

Take time each day to think about the qualities and characteristics of God and what He has done for you and for others. Think of all the blessings God has blessed you with. Give God praise for those things.

Be willing to glorify the Lord by telling Him what you think of what He has done and who He is. Then go out and tell the world what God has done and who He is. This is glorifying God.

Do not let the temporary things of this world get your focus and bring you down. Focus on God and His perfect qualities and actions. Who or what will you glorify today?

I pray today that you will have a personal relationship with God; that you will know God’s character; that you will know the blessings you have in Jesus; and that you will glorify God wherever you are. 

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Psalm 22:22 Who Do You Talk About?

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I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you. Psalm 22:22 

In this world there are lots of things that a person can talk about from day to day. One of the many things that people like to talk about is other people. The people they talk about can be people they really know or just people that they know about, but they like to talk about others.

Among the teenagers the talk is often about actors, actresses, and singers, alongside of talking about other teens around them. Among the adults, the talk is often about politicians and other people around them.

The talk is often about how they like or do not like the person and why. If they don’t like them, it can often lead to an argument as to who is right or wrong.

David had been going through a tough time. Many were questioning his God. Yet, David says that he will declare, or talk about, God to the people. He will not stop praising Him among the people. He wanted to lift God up.

Believers have a message to talk about. They have someone that they can declare to this world. The world does not know God or Jesus. They do not know what they can do or what has been already done for them. Every believer can take every opportunity to let the world know the truth, without fear or shame.

Some people will refuse to listen and believe, but there will be others who will listen and believe. Each one needs to be given the chance to hear and believe. However, each believer needs to do his part in giving that message. This is lifting Jesus up for the world to see.

Going throughout your day, you will have opportunities to talk to other people. The question is what will you talk about? It is easy to just talk about the day to day things and the news, but time must be taken to declare the name of Jesus. Bring Jesus into the picture in every conversation you have.

Allow God’s name to be praised and lifted up before this fallen world. Give others a chance to know who Jesus is and what He has done for you and for them.

You have opportunities to shine your light in this dark world with praise. Don’t let that opportunity go to waste.

I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that God will fill you with His boldness to declare the name of Jesus to this world; that many will hear of Jesus and turn to Him; and that you words will lift up Jesus.