I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1
David is a man who has a heart that pursues God. He pursues God wholeheartedly. His life reveals that he does not follow the LORD perfectly, but he does pursue Him wholeheartedly. I love that about him.
In this psalm, he gives some steps that can be taken to follow the Lord wholeheartedly. First, determine to praise the Lord! Determine to praise him with all my heart—nothing held back. Second, tell others about all that he has done—all his wonders. That means I need to mediate on his works so that I can boast about them. Next, focus on being glad and rejoicing in God. Set my sights on God for my contentment, my joy, and my very being. I can choose to be glad and rejoice as I allow myself to know God and to abide in him. Finally, sing praise to his name. This means that I sing praise to the very essence and nature of Elyon (Most High). “Elyon” is the title of God that focuses on his supremacy in status and power. The Lord is supreme over everything and I can rejoice that everything is under his mighty hand.
I will praise you, O LORD, with ALL my heart!
LORD, please help me resolve to praise you with all my heart. Help me to not have a heart that is divided in any way from my praise and adoration of you. Help me to be glad and sing praise to your name. Give me a boldness to tell of your wonders—especially as revealed in my life. Amen.