This psalm reminds us of the greatness of our God and instructs us in the ways of expressing His goodness. Verse 2 says: “Sing to Him, sing Psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works “. We are told to sing to the Lord, it is to sing songs that we enjoy and express our love for the Lord, this verse very clearly states who the focus of our singing should be when we sing we are to do it unto Him. This can be quite a challenge because if we like music and singing we can be tempted to fill our minds with songs that do not glorify God. For many years every time I drove my car, I always had the radio playing because I liked having music playing in the background, however, if the songs I was listening to were from a worldly source I was training myself to be satisfied with things that were not of God. For a long time now the only music that I listen to is from Christian musicians. We are not only to sing to the Lord but sing specific songs that exalt Him, in my unit I have Christian music playing all day, I have a ‘USB’ stick with over 80 CDs recorded on it and I have set my music player to Random so that I am continually hearing songs that magnify the Lord. Next, the verse tells us to ‘Talk of all His wondrous works ’ this is so easy to forget, at times there is so much going on in the world that it is so easy to get caught up with the spirit of this age and forget to talk about the goodness of God in our lives. There is nothing more encouraging than talking about how real the Lord is in our everyday living! Verse 3 says: “Glorify His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord “. The word ‘Glorify’ means to ‘Praise Highly’ so we are to praise highly the uniqueness of our God, the power that is in His name! I am challenged by this because I realise that I can highly praise Him more than I do, you cannot praise the Lord too much. The verse goes on to say when we are aware of who He is, that is a good time to praise Him. He desires us to go from strength to strength always wanting more of the Lord in our lives. Verse 4 reminds us “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek his face for evermore “. One of the biggest traps we face as Christians is that we become content with our past experiences and try to rely on them as a justification for how we are living now! The Bible is very clear ‘Now’ is the time to have a vibrant personal relationship with the Lord and we must guard against losing the ‘Now’ experience. The freshness of the Lord is so invigorating and is something we must be continually on guard for because there can be always something in the events of life that could cloud the nearness of our Lord. This verse also reminds us ‘To seek His face for evermore ’. We live in a world that goes from one drama to another, this is not how we enjoy our relationship with the Lord. Because He never leaves or forsakes us, He is with us all the time. There is such a joy to be experienced when we constantly live in a close relationship with Him.