CONTINUAL WORSHIP

Psa. 34:1 ¶ I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

How could anyone praise the Lord at all times? That was the uniqueness of David. From the very first time he tasted the anointing his life was set. He had been changed into another man, a man after God’s own heart. David spent his life in the pursuit of two things; to behold the manifested glory for himself and to make this continual worship available to everyone.

One of David’s first official acts as king was to prepare to bring the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem. The defining scene in his life was the image of him dancing with all his might before the ark as the levites carried it into the city. He wanted everyone to taste the incredible joy of the presence of the Lord, that’s why he sang, ‘Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!’ Here are some thoughts from Spugeon’s ‘Treasury of David’ on this verse.

“At all times, in every situation, under every circumstance, before, in and after trials, in bright days of glee, and dark nights of fear. He would never have done praising, because never satisfied that he had done enough; always feeling that he fell short of the Lord’s deservings. Happy is he whose fingers are wedded to his harp. He who praises God for mercies shall never want (lack) a mercy for which to praise. To bless the Lord is never unseasonable. His praise shall continually be in my mouth, not in my heart merely, but in my mouth too. Our thankfulness is not to be a dumb thing; it should be one of the daughters of music. Our tongue is our glory, and it ought to reveal the glory of God. What a blessed mouthful is God’s praise! How sweet, how purifying, how perfuming! If men’s mouths were always thus filled, there would be no repining against God, or slander of neighbors. If we continually rolled this dainty morsel under our tongue, the bitterness of daily affliction would be swallowed up in joy. God deserves blessing with the heart, and extolling with the mouth—good thoughts in the closet, and good words in the world.”
So come on, magnify the Lord this morning. Sing about His greatness. Bow before His presence. Worship Him. Like Spurgeon said, ‘the bitterness of daily affliction will be swallowed up in joy’.

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4 Replies to “CONTINUAL WORSHIP”

  1. Amen!!! I ponder this Tues night in class about when David was a man after God own heart..!! And had beautiful song this morning ” nothing gonna take your praise out my mouth as long as I shall live! Because he is a great God!!! Kristen Dimarco sings from mighty CD! Jeremy Riddle was sharing on a you tube worship one day and about us praising the Lord he said we must praise him,,,, because he is a great God!! And on on in spontaneous worshipThank you pastor frank for the blogs and pastor Parris Love you guys!! Have a blessed day:)

  2. Whewhoo, HALLELUJAH, YES INDEED!!!!

    WORSHIP OUR POWERFUL KING OF KINGS!!!

    DANCE, SING AND PRAISE/CLAP FOR HIM….

    HE IS HOLY, HALLELUJAH, YOUR PRESENCE KING… I’VE TASTED AND SEEN….. HOLY SPIRIT YOU ARE WELCOME HERE… I LOVE YOU… FLOOD THIS PLACE!!!! 🙂 🙂 :). MY LIPS ARE FILLED FOR YOU KING JESUS, DAILY… JOY TO THE WORLD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST/HOLY SPIRIT…
    GOOD MORNING, PASTOR FRANK, HALLELUJAH.
    I LOVE YOU PASTOR FRANK and PARRIS, STAY STRONG BOLD AND COURAGEOUS, OUR KING IS AWESOME/GLORIOUS/POWERFUL/ALL… 🙂 HALLELUJAH.
    AWESOME BLOG… WHEWHOO HALLELUJAH… 🙂

  3. One of my top ten reasons to praise Him:
    Romans 5:8 English Standard Version (ESV)
    8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (My birthday scripture – born on May 8th, “5:8”)
    My top reason: for who He is, He is just that awesome. It took a major visitation for me to grasp this and the funny part is I ain’t seen nothing yet! WOW. Heaven is going to be off the charts!

  4. I remember when we had a business at the house (dbl garage into sales office), Business Phone and three children. MANY TIMES my hands were busy with laundry, dishes, meals, cleaning or diapers and the BUZZER on the OFFICE DOOR would sound as a Customer entered. MANY, MANY times I remember as I stepped over the “grate” that covered our Floor Furnace whispering, “THANK YOU, JESUS; THANK YOU, JESUS” . To this day I’m NOT sure if that MEANT, Thank you for the Patience for being INTERRUPTED or for the Customer. HOWEVER, the thing THAT AMAZES ME TODAY is THAT THE PRAISE WAS THERE INSIDE ME !!! NOT WORKED UP !!!

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