Has the Lord taken you out of your sackcloth? Have you put on the new garments of the Lord? Has the Lord ever given you anything to shout and rejoice over? Has He given you His joy?
If we do not sing the praises of the Lord God now while we are here on this earth, then how will anyone know what He has done for us? We can not sing His praises from the grave. Who would hear them?
Psalm 30 v 11-12..NKJV.....You have turned my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.....
David sang songs and praises to the Lord for everything in His life. God said David was a man after His own heart. He found much favor and delight in David. Can we say the same of ourselves? Has the Lord God found much favor and delight in our lives, in our every day attitudes?
David was human and was not perfect, he did mess up. Read 2 Sam 11. But he came back to the Lord seeking His face and worshiping Him. 2 Sam 12.
We are human as well and we will mess up now and again, but to know that the Lord God has got our back when we do, gives us such peace that we will want to rejoice and praise His name all the day long. He is not giving us permission to sin just because He has forgiven us, but we will not want to sin once we truly connect ourselves to Him as joint heirs to the throne. But, alas, we are human and we will at times miss the mark. But it is what we do when this happens that will determine just what sort of relationship we really do have with Him.
How can we live this life to the fullest praising Him for all His blessings toward us? Do you need to change your garment of praise? Do you need to shed the sackcloth and put on a new garment?
How can we take off the sackcloth we have been wearing? By meditating on His word and keeping His words in our heart at all times. When we praise and worship Him, He clothes us in gladness.
I like to read the Psalms and Proverbs each day. It gives me wisdom and understanding of how God wants me to live. If you will read five chapters in Psalm and one chapter in Proverbs each day you will begin to see what it is God wants for you in this life. Start your day off with His words before you listen to anyone else's words and life will be easier throughout each day. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!