Recalling God’s Faithfulness

Main Text
Psalms 66:1-12

Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious.
Psalms 66:1-2 NKJV

This is a text of prayerful song of ecstatic joy – describing a life of overwhelming joy that exists between the Almighty God and the Psalmist, one of His followers. There must be a deep sense of intimacy between you and God, for you to sincerely praise Him well. Part of that intimacy and that relationship is true joy. But here, on this occasion, first of all for the Psalmist, among a great number of people, the whole earth is encouraged to shout with exuberant joy to God. (Philippians 4:4).

It is quite natural for great crowds of people to shout in harmony. If praise is to be widespread, it must be vocal; joyful sounds stirring the soul and cause great thanksgiving spreading throughout the people. Of course everybody is different and each person praises differently! Some people are naturally loud and others naturally quiet! Whatever your own style of praise, God is to be praised in all styles and with both the voice and the heart. The whole earth, everything and everyone, is encouraged to sing of the glory and power of God! (Psalms 150:6)

Our God is an awesome God, He is kind, tenderhearted, and merciful. Our Father who loved us with an everlasting love and always concerned about our welfare. The
psalmist encourages worshippers to turn their praises of joy to God alone! Turning in joy and admiration to a God who one day will cause all the earth to fear and tremble before Him. The worship of all those who truly believe and following Him intimately, will be of truth, love, service and pure unadulterated joy and their reward will be to praise God eternally. (John 4:23-24)

Oh LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.”

Oh Lord, change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment in all my situation. Amen.

Additional Reading
Psalms 98:4-6
Revelation 5:3.