Life as a River
Our Extravagant God
This Way Forward Daily
by Rich Princewill
Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works
to the children of men. For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.
One of my brother’s in the Lord gave me this spiritual insight ….”You can PRAY amiss, but you can never PRAISE amiss!” If we complained less, and praised more, we would be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies — common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that when deprived of them our efforts are futile.
Let us praise Him that we are not cast-out among the hopeless, or confined amongst the guilty; let us thank Him for liberty in Christ; for friends, for family relationships, for our church families, and the comforts of the Holy Spirit. Let us praise Him, in fact, for everything which we receive from His extravagant hand, for we deserve little, and yet are most abundantly endowed.
Brethren, the sweetest and the loudest note in our songs of praise should be of redeeming love. God's redeeming acts towards His chosen are forever the favorite themes of our praise. If we know what redemption means, let us not withhold our celebration songs of thanksgiving. We have been redeemed from the power of our corrupted flesh, uplifted from the depth of sin in which we were naturally plunged into by Adam.
We have been led to the cross of Christ—our shackles of guilt have been broken off; we are no longer slaves, but children of the living God, and can anticipate the period when we shall be presented before the throne without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.
Let this day begin with new songs
"Bless the Lord, O my soul:
and all that is within me bless His holy name."
For our God is An Extravagant God
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