Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. —1 Chronicles 16:23
It was a Sunday afternoon several years ago. The whole family was gathered around the table for dinner. Our 4-year-old son Stevie led off our pre-meal prayer: “Dear heavenly Father, thank You for this nice day. Thank You that we could go to church and Sunday school today.” Then, to our surprise, he said, “And we’ll see You again next week.”
What Stevie said in his prayer is how we often view the Christian life, I’m afraid. We easily fall into a see-you-next-time attitude about God. We forget about Him as we fulfill our daily responsibilities. We go for days at a time trying to pay the bills, keep the boss happy, and give attention to each family member. But we neglect to give God the time He deserves.
First Chronicles 16 gives us some facts about God’s power and majesty that we can think and talk about “from day to day” (v.23). We can “declare His glory” (v.24) and recognize His hand of creation in the heavens (v.26). We can talk of His honor and majesty, the strength He possesses, and the gladness He gives us (v.27).
Each day brings new reasons to pray to God, to praise His name, and to proclaim His love. Let’s make our worship of Him something we do “from day to day.”
Worship, praise, and adoration
Render now to Jesus’ name;
Freely give your heart’s devotion,
Constantly His love proclaim. —Anon.
No day is complete without worship.
UP CHRISTIAN YOUTH MOVEMENT
NCCP Ecumenical Ministry – Church of the Risen Lord
University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, QC