Start Putting Your Life Into Perspective
It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night” (Psalm 92:1-2).
We all know it’s good to praise the Lord. But I’m fascinated with these verses that tell us to proclaim His love in the morning and His faithfulness at night.
Declaring His love puts our lives in perspective. When we think about how much God loves us, we’re compelled to show Him love by how we use the day He has given us. The Bible says, “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them” (2 Corinthians 5:15). The principle of living for Christ instead of ourselves affects every decision we make in a day. Living for Christ is life in its highest form. Living for ourselves brings neither happiness nor significance.
Remembering how much He loves me will help me get through the day whether it goes as I planned or is total chaos. If your boss questions your motives, at least you will know that the Lord loves you and values you. If your teen gives you the cold shoulder, you still know God cares.
Then in the evening, thank Him for His faithfulness. Thank Him for the good things that happened to you today. And if your day held pain and disappointment, thank Him that He was faithful to get you through it. Even Jesus said, “I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day” (Luke 13:33).
Not a day goes by but what we have something for which to praise the Lord. David said, “Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever” (Psalm 145:2).