“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,” 🙏Psalm 105:1-5
Peace and good to all.
If I may share my personal reflection on the above passage from the Book of Psalm.
On giving thanks to God:
The Holy Bible contains commands of giving thanks to God and it contains multiple reasons on why we ought to give thanks to our Lord; because His love endures; His mercy is everlasting; and, because God is good, are among those reasons.
Praising and giving thanks to God, go well together and both manifest belief in God. Thanking God is a sign of gratitude and humility. It is sign of being dependent to God and not of just believing to oneself, which is arrogance and self-centeredness.
Praising and thanking God every time keeps us in a relationship with Him, because every time we thank Him, for anything and everything, we acknowledge our dependence on Him, of Him being a part of our lives, and of Him as our Father who provides for us.
Remember that we ought to be giving thanks to God for anything and everything, even for the things or circumstances in our lives that we do not seem to like. Yes, even for things and circumstances that we do not like. For when we are with God, we know that these things though we may not like them at present, maybe a way for something beautiful and grandeur that God has prepared for us in the future. And that even in the midst of the suffering that we may be experiencing at the moment, thanking God should not be forgotten, not because of the suffering, but because of the strength He is giving us to sustain all of it. Have faith. God is good, all the time.
On Making Christ known:
Believers of Christ should make Christ known. They are witnesses of Christ goodness and mercy and, therefore, they ought to testify about it, so others may know. That is our obligation as followers of Christ.
There are people who are by nature introvert or shy, but they have to understand that they ought to take courage to open their mouths in order to be the witnesses for Jesus. The good news of the Lord as they mysteriously play in our lives are ought to be known by others. Speak out and let’s not keep our mouths shut when God wants them open.
When we remain silent when we know we ought to speak out to glorify God, consider it as a temptation, my friends. Jesus calls us to witness. Pray. Pray in order that the Holy Spirit may open our mouths so we may play our part to be witnesses of what we have been called to be. Be reminded of Matthew 10:19-20:
“…do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”
God be with you.