From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly.
Recently, I was showing somebody from another city around Vancouver. Thanks to the water, mountains, food, architecture and people, it’s a pretty great city to show off. As we looked out of the window of our office over the rooftops of Gastown, the Burrard Inlet, and the North Shore Mountains, they made this statement: “with a view like this, you must always be inspired!” It’s true that I tend to stay pretty inspired, but that got me thinking, “one way to be uninspired by a view is to not look at it at all, and another is to grow so casual with it that you never look at it with fresh eyes.”
The same is true in relationship to God. If we never stop to consider the magnificence of grace or the wonder of His creativity, we might find ourselves uninspired to worship. Or maybe worship isn’t flowing because we’ve grown so accustom to the love of God or His saving power that we don’t even pause and reflect in awe. When we consider His presence, and power, and consistency, and wisdom, and generosity, and beauty there is always a new and inspired theme of praise that bubbles up from our heart. Today, I want to encourage you to take another look at the goodness of God and allow it to inspire the theme of your praise, whether that praise is in the solitude of your vehicle, or rolling around in your heart and head as you walk through the city streets, or wherever else you may find yourself.