I WILL Wednesday 9/9/10

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It’s I WILL Wednesday!  

I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. Psalm 86:12

Like the last I WILL Wednesday, today’s passage of scripture also comes from Psalms 86, where we find David in prayer.  However, we see him taking his prayer in a different direction.  

In Psalm 86:11, he is asking God to do something in his life. This week in Psalm 86:12, David simply says I WILL praise You and I WILL glorify Your name.  By saying I WILL… there is a responsibility and ownership that he is taking upon himself.  His statements tell us that he is GOING to praise God with all of his heart.  He is making sure, God’s name is glorified in His life.
Throughout his life, David demonstrated enthusiasm, joy, and overwhelming passion in praising God.  In good times and in bad, praise remained on David’s lips.  When he faced life threatening situations, praise was a haven for him.  Even when found in sin, David’s main objective was to be reconciled with God and God’s people so that God’s name would be magnified.

David never said, “Lord since You did this, I WILL”.  He didn’t say, “Lord if You do this, I WILL”.  Nor did he say, “because I’m going through this, I will not praise”.  When David said I WILL, he was declaring that, no matter the feeling, pain, or situation, it is always an appropriate time to praise and glorify God. Why? Because He is Lord.  No matter what David was going through and no matter how he may have been feeling one thing remained and that is that God is Lord.  There were no contingencies.  Simply because of the goodness of the Lord; David knew that God is worthy of praise!   

In these trying times, let’s strive to take on the mindset of David.  No matter what the situation or how we may be feeling , let’s declare as David did,
I WILL praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I WILL glorify Your name forevermore.

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