Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Giving Thanks!

I have been impacted by David's Psalm of Thanks to God in the book of Chronicles. Four times in the last month I've been drawn to this passage and it's powerful message of thankfulness! As I live life in Uganda and move about this amazing place, I see so much beauty and life and I am reminded to give thanks to the Creator of it all!

I Chronicles 16~David's Psalm of Thanks!! (from The Message)

Thank God! Call out his Name!
Tell the whole world who he is and what he's done!
Sing to him! Play songs for him!
Broadcast all his wonders!
Revel in his holy Name,
God-seekers, be jubilant!
Study God and his strength,
seek his presence day and night;
Remember all the wonders he performed,
the miracles and judgments that came out of his mouth.
Sing to God, everyone and everything!
Get out his salvation news every day!
Publish his glory among the godless nations,
his wonders to all races and religions.
And why? Because God is great—well worth praising! No god or goddess comes close in honor.
All the popular gods are stuff and nonsense,
but God made the cosmos! Splendor and majesty flow out of him,
strength and joy fill his place. Shout Bravo! to God, families of the peoples,
in awe of the Glory, in awe of the Strength: Bravo!
Shout Bravo! to his famous Name,
lift high an offering and enter his presence!
Stand resplendent in his robes of holiness!
God is serious business, take him seriously;
he's put the earth in place and it's not moving. So let Heaven rejoice, let Earth be jubilant,
and pass the word among the nations, "God reigns!"

Let Ocean, all teeming with life, bellow,
let Field and all its creatures shake the rafters;
Then the trees in the forest will add their applause
to all who are pleased and present before God
—he's on his way to set things right!
Give thanks to God—he is good
and his love never quits!!