“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 “Thrilled”?
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 rush of the blind curves and the speed of the hills. The whoosh as you go screaming down the track. Nothing seemingly holding you in your seat. And maybe there’s even the thrill of a touch of fear.
I don’t consider myself a true thrill seeker like many friends I have who parachute out of planes, hike and bike on mountain tops, kayak down level 4 and 5, dive the deepest oceans… but whew!!! what a ride a great roller coaster can be.
So much fun. So exciting. So thrilling.
In the New Living Translation of today’s 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.
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… something different than what we do and see in the normal day to day routine of life
David reminds us in his retirement talk with Solomon that “If you seek Him, He will be found by you.”
So, just like the thrill-seekers on the sides of mountains or the oceans deep or somewhere in between, we need to seek God and find Him. We need to truly get to know Him.
And He will thrill us through who He is and what He does. Thrill us in the realization of what He has already done.
We need to allow ourselves, allow our heart and soul to be thrilled by Him.
Whew!!! What a ride that will be.
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