Yesterday I encouraged you to take a few moments each day to focus on the goodness of God (GoG).. As I brewed my first cup of coffee this morning, a few GoG Scriptures began to percolate through my mind. Two of these are the grounds that can make for a robust week:
- Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!
- Psalm 119:164: Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules
Somewhere between the time you start your day and you end it, I suggest you allow for a few monumental moments to focus on these seven verses:
- Psalm 100:4-5: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
- Psalm 21:13: Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.
- Psalm 71:22: I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
- Psalm 106:1: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He Is Good; Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
- Daniel 2:23: I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might
- Psalm 96:2: Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
- Psalm 106:1: Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
The Apostle Paul knew the value of focusing on God’s goodness, this is why he instructed people to speak “. . . to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:19-29).”
I encourage you to read the seven GoG Scriptures each day, and make these Psalms your song for this week.