Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne:
"I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and highly to be praised"
Psalm 145: 1-3
In this last of David’s Psalms we see that his outlook upon his Lord remained consistent throughout all his years. David’s first love was the Lord and, because of that simple, complete, singular, profound truth, David loved to be in the presence of his God, Whom he loved, as often as possible.
As you and I practice our priesthood before our God on an "every day" basis, like David did, soon our first thought, our blessed default first thought, will be like David as well, to "extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever." The more regularly we minister to God the more we strengthen our inner being in God’s praises and presence. This keeps our foundation in Jesus Christ rock solid and this also keeps the truth of "the beauty of the Lord" (Psalm 27: 4) ever before us, for "great is the Lord and highly to be praised."
Ministering to the Lord is our actual practice of loving our First Love, Jesus Christ. When Jesus Christ is our First Love, in actual living and thinking, then it is easy, and even natural, for our first thought to be upon our first love. Love your First Love today, in His loving presence, and you too will be saying, "I will bless Your name forever and ever." Hallelujah!