1040 BC , King David born- The largest book of the bible written by him. The new testament mentioned 75 times about the Psalms of David. Also King David did not write all of the Psalms but his the most prolific writer of songs. Most modern Christian songs is revelation of his poetry to God. If you’ve never read the book of Psalms , I suggest to you set a plan to read it .
I have just given you a short introduction about David and his book Psalms. If we look at carefully to David’s life, We will learn a lot about praise, peace and pursue, He is a person to after God’s heart. He said in his book:
” It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man” ( Psalms 118:8).
The reality is David praises his God not one time , two times , or three times. His praise and worship goes seven times a day(Psalms 119:164). In this view most of us do not raise his name even once a day. The thing is here David in his terrible time , the time of dark and cave has written his best songs to God. If he wants to start something he first praise his God and give thanks to Him.
Let us read what was the David’s prayer asking God to build a house for Him.
David Praises God
There in front of the whole assembly King David praised the Lord. He said, “Lord God of our ancestor Jacob, may you be praised forever and ever! You are great and powerful, glorious, splendid, and majestic. Everything in heaven and earth is yours, and you are king, supreme ruler over all. All riches and wealth come from you; you rule everything by your strength and power; and you are able to make anyone great and strong. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name
He surrenders all to him , He confessed that the Lord his God is all above all kings. Look at carefully how David with the heart of kindness praises Him:
He says :
oh Lord God
You are great …
You are King…
You are able…
Most of us we make question instead of statement ,
We do ask :
Are you great?
Are you king?
Are you able?
If we really believe that He is able, therefore we do not stop at the door of doubt. Did you surrender every corner of your life to Jesus by Praising Him? Don’t allow your trail make a track of doubt that he is not great or he is not in control. Indeed He is in involved in every detail of your life. His silence does not mean he is absent.
We can not test Him, We can not find his greatness through good / bad things happening to us. His sovereignty never changes. God is spirit , we need to praise him in spirit.
Do not allow your physical world , neglect your spiritual world!
David continues his prayer by saying :
“Yet my people and I cannot really give you anything, because everything is a gift from you, and we have only given back what is yours already.”
What a declaration! He realised that and consciously says those words. We can not really give anything to Him. God has everything. Our job is only praising Him As David did. If we have everything in our life is a gift from Him only. We bless others that what God has given us. It is not ours , It is Him .
So I urge you give your heart to Him by praise.
“Praise the Lord your God!”
We are all human and full of need and mistakes. The think is here we need ‘ to have need’, we need those crazy mistakes to build a strong relationship with God. If you are perfect do you really need a God? the question is here Yes. Because he created you, the deeper inside of you shout to join at peace in Him.
Be a man and woman of God that after His heart. Stop asking wrong question. start to praise Him.
Praise open the new doors of possibilities.
New opportunities will come in a pure praising.
Start praise Him for your small things. Run for praising Him.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
1 Chronicles 29:10-20 Good News Translation (GNT)