Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. — Psalm 63:3-4
What does your worship entail? The Psalmist here first specifies why he is praising God, because Your lovingkindness is better than life. A close intimate walk with Jesus helps us see His lovingkindness in our lives. Then his lips praise the Lord. Do you praise Him with your lips, your voice, the words of your mouth exalting the Lord?
Worshipping the Lord with praise is a lifelong endeavor. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. (Psalm 104:33); I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (Psalm 146:2). This endeavor is enjoyable for us and deserving of Jesus. To bless Him is to extol Him as holy and glorify Him. Make it your life’s ambition, your goal each day. Acknowledge Him every day. It is not exclusively a Sunday experience or practice. He is so deserving of our praise. Lift up your hands.
Do you ever lift up your hands in His name? The Psalmist, in 143:6, says “I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land.” The Lord is our fountain for the parched land of our heart. As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. (Psalm 42:1).
Worship is the revival of our souls. Worship strengthens our faith. Worship, best of all, draws us close to our Lord drawing us into His very presence. What better place to be so why don’t we spend more time worshipping our Lord?
My hope and prayer for you as you read this is that you will be challenged to spend more time in worship of our God. Make it a priority of your life and see if you aren’t changed. You will be blessed.
Continually seeking Him,