“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,
accompanied by the ten-stringed harp
and the melody of the lyre.
You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
I sing for joy because of what you have done.
O Lord, what great works you do!
And how deep are your thoughts.” - Psalm 92:1-5 NLT
What do you think of when you think of the word “Thrill”?
When I think about being thrilled, the first thing I think about is my wife and kids. I’m thrilled by the people my kids are becoming and the things they are accomplishing. And my wife? That goes without saying. I’m thrilled that she likes to be around me.
Then, my mind goes to Amusement Parks and all their thrill rides. Especially roller coasters. My family loves roller coasters. There is something about the thrill. The anticipation of the initial straight up climb. The rush of the blind curves and the speed of the downhills. The whoosh as you go screaming down the track. Nothing seemingly holding you in your seat. And there’s even the thrill of that touch of fear of the unknown and the unexpected.
So much fun. So exciting. So thrilling.
Today, in the New Living Translation of this passage, the psalmist speaks of how God thrills him. He is thrilled by all that God has done for Him.
The psalmist is more than happy. More than excited. He is all that rolled into one. He is thrilled by what God has done… and sings the praises of the thrilling God.
When was the last time you found yourself thrilled by God?
In this day of stoicism and hardening of hearts, being thrilled has become something we seek to get our hearts pounding and our juices flowing. Not something we normally would correlate with God.
David reminds us in his retirement talk with his son Solomon that “If you seek Him, He will be found by you.”
So, just like the thrill-seekers climbing, jumping, gliding on and off the sides of mountains or diving the oceans deep or somewhere in between, we need to seek God and find Him.
And be thrilled.
He will not disappoint… He will thrill us through who He is and what He does. Thrill us with what He has in store.
We need to allow ourselves to be thrill seekers… allow our heart and soul to be thrilled by Him.
Enjoy the ride.
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