A Psalm

Throughout the year, I visit 10-12 churches where we spend Friday evening through Sunday talking about worship. I call the weekends ‘Worship Weekends”. We also sing, laugh and eat good food. The last church I visited was in Huntsville, Alabama. I must say the food was amazing. Steak tips and chicken on a skewer along with grilled veggies, baked potatoes and cobbler. Need I say more? After our tasty meal we moved over to the student life room where I shared a devotion on “The Vocabulary of Worship” taken from our first issue of the Experience Worship Magazine. Basically, it’s a picture of two different Psalms and the differences of David’s speech as he approaches the Lord. One finds David in a place of joy and contentment and the other is filled with emotion from a soul confronted with sin and hungry for forgiveness. Read Psalm 8 and 51 to get the full story. After you read these scriptures, consider how you relate to David’s feelings. Think of a few times in your past or where you find yourself today that have similar comparisons. Now consider writing your own psalm. Pour out your thoughts, emotions, praise or concerns to the Lord from your heart. “O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.” Psalm 51:15

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