36:7 How excellent is
thy lovingkindness, O God!
cry to God was to proclaim how excellent God and his workings were.
we say the same? Do you see that all he does is excellent? Is He excellent to you?
do you moan about what Hes done and doing in your life? Do you thank Him and stand
fully on His side? Can those around you say that you know God as excellent?
is out to get our souls and he works hard every day. Do you give God or Satan room in your
life? Satan tries to pull you away with the pleasures of this world, honour, position,
learnedness, wealth and so on. You need to be open to God alone. Have you given up your
own ideas, aims, likes and dislikes to God? Can you say that all God gives you is
excellent? Are you satisfied with what He has done for you? Or are you pulled away by
friends and their comments and verdicts about things? Do you go to God to save you from
being a good for nothing Christian?
must have a burning desire to be a blessing to those around you. And you must recognise
your responsibility to God and others.
Some, however, find themselves proclaiming the
excellencies of other things because they have been infiltrated by the devil and lulled
into a lukewarm life. An illustration of this is found with a certain beetle which
infiltrates the ants' nest. Normally, ants will drive away all enemies. But this beetle
(read more here) has the ability to secrete a certain juice
and ants find themselves intoxicated by this by it. The ants no longer do their hard work
and accept the intruder into their nest. Soon the beetle is able to con the ants into
providing food for it and its young.
So too, some Christians allow the evil one to enter in and are seduced by his
"beetlejuice" into losing sight of their calling and their love for God. Instead
of proclaiming the excellencies of God's lovingkindness they end up being food for the
God to be your meditation so you can say your dealings have been excellent in my life, O
God. Live for Jesus alone. To receive His overflowing life you need to attribute
everything to Gods loving kindness. In His light you can see the light. Listen to what the excellent God is saying to you.