Headphones And Homiletics
In the midst of all the turmoil in America right now, it could be easy to scroll Facebook and news apps all day and not open our Bibles. Though they are not specifically wrong things to do (in moderation), reading the news or social media can take our eyes away from God and the praise He deserves. We may be thinking to ourselves, "How can we praise God in a time like this?" King David saw his fair share of terrible days and yet penned (inspired by the Holy Spirit, of course) some of the greatest songs ever written. I came across Psalm 145 while doing my daily reading from the M'Cheyne Bible Reading Plan (you can find it here). That Psalm had these 29 reasons to praise God every day:
If we prayed through these attributes each day, we would find ourselves continuing "steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving" (Colossians 4:2). Pray this Psalm everyday if it will deepen your communion with God and cause you to say, with David, "Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever."
Chrys Jones is a Christian, husband, father of three, pastor, and teacher. He is also a recording artist and producer for Christcentric Records and a book briefer for Accelerate Books. In his free time, Chrys loves to spend time with his family, roast coffee, read good books, and listen to beat tapes and jazz.