I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1-2
Four I will statements. Two are solely between my Lord and me. One is outward expression to others. And, one combines the vertical and horizontal. Each rests upon my determined decision.
- I will praise the Lord, with all my heart. I will not give him sloppy thanks with a divided one.
- I will be filled with joy. I will not look to others to provide the joy that only he can give.
- I will tell others about his marvelous work. I will not hold it back.
- I will sing praises to his name. I will not reserve my praise at any time, regardless.
These are decisions I must make and can make today. There is never a day he is not worthy of my praise; and, today is a great day to share him with the world.
Lord, I tend to be very reserved with you and certainly with the world. Help me look to you for my joy and share this with others.