Google+ 11/23/13 We are to Sing, Sing, Sing!

Psalm 105:1-3


Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.
    Let the whole world know what he has done.
Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.
    Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
 Exalt in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the Lord.


In part six of our twelve-part devotion series entitled, "Thanks Forever!" we turn to the longest book in the Bible for wisdom.  There are only two "historical" Psalms in the Bible and Psalm 105 is one of them.  It also serves, as most of the Psalms do, as a song of praise.  God had been good to the Israelites through all of their disobedience.  David understood the depth of God's love for His people.  It is important for us to understand how we go about giving thanks and praise to God.  David enlightens us, if we will only listen.  First and foremost as we lift up thanks to God we must acknowledge and appreciate who He really is.  We must exalt His holy name and proclaim His greatness.  That is why testifying for God is so important.  We must let the whole world know what He has done in each of our lives.  Telling the entire world how we came to know Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is often not easy or without emotion.  Whenever this covenant was formed, we changed and went a different path.  We became instantly transformed into a "praise and thanksgiving machine!"  If we continue to give thanks to God and proclaim His regular presence in our lives, God will create a protective shield around us.  There is one more instruction that David gives to all of us.  We should all sing!  Because I have taught vocal technique since I was a teenager, it still amazes me how many people think they can't sing.  Unless we have a physical problem that prohibits you from singing, we can sing!  We may not like the sound because the world tells us that our voices are not "pretty enough.  Please hear what this means in our lives.  Satan is attempting to prohibit us from praising God.  Don't let that happen.  Never be in doubt about what we are called to do in proclaiming our thanks and praise to God.  "We are to Sing, Sing, Sing!"