It’s I WILL Wednesday!
O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations. Psalms 108:1-3
In today’s I Will scriptures, David starts off by saying that his heart is steadfast. When he mentions his heart, he was not speaking about the organ in our chest that beats and pumps blood, but he was talking about his mind, his will, his inner most part that gives him a drive and passion for something. David says that his mind is steadfast, or fixed, on the Lord. He declares that he stands committed and ready to praise God.
Isn’t this a beautiful statement? That he is committed to God and will not waiver in his affection and adoration for Him. He is completely confident in God and has absolutely no problem lifting his hands, lifting his voice, and dedicating his life completely to God. Literally, the posture and condition of his heart propels his desire to give God praise.
David makes a declaration that he will sing and give praise to God with his glory. The word glory here comes from the Hebrew word kabowd, which means abundance, honor, dignity, or reputation. With the best of him, he would give God praise. If he had gained glory or admiration, he directed it back to God in praise.
He goes on to say “Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.” He started his day with praise! David Guzik says it this way, “David let the sound of his praise greet the dawn as it rose in the early morning hours.” In the early morning, he would raise praise to the Lord. But it does not end there. No time or place restricted David’s praise. Among his people, he would praise. Among foreign nations, he would praise. He would indeed “bless the Lord at all times!”
May our hearts be committed to praise! As we enter a new year resolve to be unashamed to praise! Offer God the best of you! Whatever you have gained, whatever brings you glory, direct that glory back to God. From your abundance, bless the Lord! Make a steadfast commitment to praise God in every situation. He is so worthy of all the praise. Declare today, I WILL praise You O Lord!