You are the Theme of my Praise


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” From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly: before those who fear you I will fulfil my vows. The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him-may your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion beings to the Lord and he rules over the nations. All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him – those who cannot keep themselves alive. Posterity will serve him: future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!” Psalm 22:25-31 NIV

What a beautiful image; you are the theme of my praise. I just want to dwell in those words for a while, to soak up the delight in a God who is so good that He draws forth a theme of praise. All that I have to say that is praiseworthy is about you Lord, all I have to offer is laid at your feet. You are the story of my praise, it is interwoven through my life, all that I have is yours. My song has a story and it is all about you. If I were to write song after song, it would be all about you, that is how good you are, that is how deeply you have loved me, you invade my praise, your stir my heart and my soul to sing, and all the notes declare you as King.

If there were ancient words to declare your mercy they would never fade, we could sing of them over and again and never tire of declaring who you are. If there were new songs to sing, we would never exhaust them all, for your goodness doesn’t wear out from one generation to another you remain steadfast and good. From one story to another, from pain to joy you remain our anthem, the song of our hearts.

Every deliverance, every step you have walked with me, in every moment I can read of your goodness, your faithfulness, your trustworthiness and your help that always comes. You are the mighty one who saves, you can write your love and faithfulness into forever and so the song of the greatest story ever told shall never fade, it will never leave my lips.

It is the living song that you breathe into our souls as you bring rescue and healing, it is the song that proclaims who you are and your powerful deeds, your mighty ways and your soft heart. It is a song to be sung, a declaration to be cried out so that those not yet born would know you. It is our testimony of your grace to the next generation.

May you be the theme of my praise forevermore. May you fill me with new songs that declare how good you have been to me over and again.

For those this may bless, my playlist this week:

Rachel x 

The Roar Of His Voice

Ice Mountain“At this my heart pounds and leaps from its pace. Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. He unleashes lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. After that comes the sound of His roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds he holds nothing back. God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the Snow, fall upon the earth  and to the rain, shower, be a mighty downpour.” {Job 37:1-6 NIV} 

The roar of God, a majestic sound that moves the earth to action. Calling on the things of power with the voice of a King. If he reigns over the most powerful, then he really is Lord of all. If he can call that which no one can order into being, it is a display of his strength and rule. If he has rule over that which astonishes with its beauty, then He is lovely.

These verses have always brought the greatest comfort to me. Perhaps because if he is charge of all of these things, then surely he can be in charge of the things I can see, the things that cause fear, worry or doubt. This great God of the earth, if he tells lightning where to go I can trust Him with my small things, and even the big things. He knows more than I know, he controls more than I do, he sees more than I see and is stronger than all I know.

Yet he uses his power and strength in incredible ways, marvelous ways too great to understand. His greatest moment as he gave over his power as Jesus died, in what seemed a moment of weakness, brings life to any who would call on his name. Because He is powerful and He is good, I can let go and fully trust in Him. I can rest in his wisdom, power and provision that he uses to bring good on the earth.

It means on those days when fear threatens to whisper that perhaps I am not enough, perhaps I have made a mistake, perhaps things won’t go as planned, perhaps this is beyond me, perhaps this is more than I can bear. I can say ‘My God is bigger than this’. He is strong and good enough to bring help.

Love, Grace and Peace for your day

Rachel x 

31 Days of Faith

  This is Day 19 of the 31 Days of Faith Series, click to read more x