This Psalm (song) was written to be sung on the Sabbath day to remind the people of God’s goodness and the importance of setting apart time to rest from our many labours. The principle of setting a day aside to rest starts with God at the time of creation. However, the god of this world (Satan) has brainwashed the world – even a lot of people who call themselves Christians to consider every day the same so that the pressures of life make it difficult to consistently set apart a day of rest in the Lord. Just because it has become commonplace that does not mean that it is right and I believe it is time to change the way that we live and put the Lord in His rightful place. This Psalm has a special message to turn our attention from the things of this life to make the Lord number one in our life. Verses 1&2 says: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night, To counteract the negative pressure of the world the way to do this is to learn to be thankful to the Lord, learn to see the Lord’s goodness all the time because the Lord is with you all the time. To be thankful is a choice that we continually make, the more thankful you become the ungodly pressures seem to disappear. There is an old that I used to sing “Count your blessings name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done”. Verses 4&5a says: “For you, Lord, have made me glad through your works; I will triumph in the works of your hands, O Lord, how great are your works!” As I look back over my lifetime I am amazed at what the Lord has done in my life – a book could be written just about the major blessings of my life, not to say the minor things that are so easily forgotten. As I write this I am sitting in the unit overlooking the water at Paradise Pint which I have owned for over 12 years, naturally speaking, I did not the funds to purchase but God supernaturally proved the means, and every day I am thankful to the Lord. I am certain most people can recall how God has provided for them over their lifetime. We must keep reminding ourselves of God’s goodness otherwise we will be impacted by the negative atmosphere of the world. To conclude this blog I want to look at verse10b which says: “I have been appointed with fresh oil”, oil in the bible speaks of the Holy Spirit, this Psalm teaches that when I am set apart time for the Lord I will experience the freshness of the Holy Spirit. This comes when I choose to use my heavenly language daily. In the next blog, I will look at how the last 4 verses have impacted my life.