TKC: May 2021
The way of abundant joy
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my help and my God. (Psalm 42. 11)
In Christian worship there is lots of praise. Christians often tell God how brilliant God is. What sort of God needs this, is often the response from those who are new to the Christian faith? God must be very insecure, they think.
But we don't praise God because God needs it, but because we do. When we praise God we put ourselves in perspective. We acknowledge that God is the source and origin of every-thing, even the breath that we're taking right now. Without God, there is nothing.
There is no one who doesn't need to know that.
The way of life which is the way of Jesus Christ is a way of abundant, appreciative joy. Even in the darkest hours, we believe in the light.
We praise him. And from the perspective of his light pray for others.
Faithful God, help me to understand myself, so that even in the most difficult times I may know your presence with me and may sing your praises, defiantly praising your goodness even when there is so much that is wrong. And today, help me show others the good things I receive in Christ and show the world his way.
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