Day 16 – December 12
I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. [Psalm 86:12 NIV]
As a kid I loved buffets (I still do)!! There are so many choices and a variety of options to choose from. That’s what we all love about buffets, the choices (and the large amounts of food). If you are like me you love any situation when you get to make the choice, rather than one being made for you. When I was a kid at the buffet I got to choose. Beef or chicken; salad bar or steamed veggies; ice cream bar or cakes/pies and the list goes on. It’s the choice for me.
Today’s verse says, “I will praise… and I will glorify…” these are by choice when we could choose to do other things. The most honoring and obedient thing we can do is to live our lives in a way that brings glory and praise to our God. When you and I make this choice willingly, it brings a smile to your Heavenly Father’s face. Out of all you could do today, choose to praise and glorify!!
Father, I thank You today for giving me free will. I choose today to use that freedom to praise You for all You have done in my life. I thank You for the blessings and I choose to live my life in such a way that brings glory to Your Name, Amen.
Written by: Pastor Lance Courtney
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Choosing to praise. It is our gateway to peace.