Gods Story For Your Life
David Praises God
Read 2 Samuel
“O LORD, you are my lamp. The LORD lights
up my darkness. In your strength I
can crush an army; with my God I can scale
“God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for
all who look to him for protection. For who is God except the
LORD? Who but
our God is a solid rock?” / (2 Samuel
David praised God wholeheartedly. In this
song, David uses many word pictures
such as rock, light, and shield to
portray God’s marvelous attributes.
Praise is not just a song about God.
It is a song to God. Praising God has
several aspects to it. First, thank him
for each attribute of his divine
nature. As you read the Bible, look for other characteristics God has that you
can thank him for. Second, focus your
heart on God. Take one attribute of God,
such as his mercy, and concentrate
on it for an entire week in your meditation
and prayer. Third, thank God for
his many gracious gifts. Make a list and
count your blessings. Fourth, thank
God for your relationship with him.
Tell God afresh
how much you appreciate his gift—himself. Then use the psalms,
poetry, or Christian hymns to praise him.