OVERFLOWING WITH PRAISE

Ps.63:5 – I overflow with praise when I come before you,
for the anointing of your presence satisfies me like nothing else.
You are such a rich banquet of pleasure to my soul.

David is describing a special kind of overflow in this very special Psalm. David said he was overflowing with praise. What could he possibly mean? I think David was describing a fullness that was associated with worshipping the Lord. I know for me there is nothing quite like worshipping the Lord until His glory fills my life. David goes on to describe this fullness to the pleasure our soul experiences after going to a very special meal. Recently, my family went out for a steak dinner at a restaurant in New Orleans to celebrate my son’s birthday. I had never had a steak quite that good and I would have to say my soul was satisfied when we finished. Even that great kind of feast cannot measure up to the satisfaction we find when we worship the Lord. Here is how Spurgeon describes it.

“There is in the love of God a richness, a sumptuousness, a fulness of soul filling joy, comparable to the richest food with which the body can be nourished. The Hebrews were more fond of fat than we are, and their highest idea of festive provision is embodied in the two words, marrow and fatness: a soul hopeful in God and full of his favor is thus represented as feeding upon the best of the best, the dainties of a royal banquet. My mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips- More joy, more praise. When the mouth is full of mercy, it should also be full of thanksgiving. When God gives us the marrow of his love, we must present to him the marrow of our hearts. Vocal praise should be rendered to God as well as mental adoration. Others see our mercies, let them also hear our thanks.”

Feasting on God is the pleasure and privilege of the children of God. To the natural, unsaved person, worship is just singing songs. You know, what style do you like; rock, pop, gospel, salsa. It’s not about any of that, worship is a grateful heart drinking in God’s goodness and pouring out our soul in worship. Once you taste His goodness and see His greatness, worship becomes your life. Our lives are overflowing with praise in your house.

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