“I will sing a new song unto thee, O God; upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.” — Psalms 144:9
At Thanksgiving time we are especially reminded to take time to praise God. We have ten-stringed instruments with which to do it.
One night at a prayer meeting an old man prayed, “Lord, we will praise you with our instruments of ten strings.” People in the service wondered what the ten strings were. He prayed on.
“We will praise You with our eyes by looking only to You. We will praise You with our ears by listening only to Your voice. We will praise You with our hands by working in Your service. We will praise You with our feet by running in the way of Your commandments. We will praise You with our tongues by bearing testimony of Your grace. We will praise You with our hearts by loving only You.”
We can praise God best by placing our ten-stringed instruments in His hands and allowing Him to play His melody of life. We praise Him:
- With our eyes…(Hebrews 12:2)
- With our ears…(1 Samuel 3:10)
- With our hands…(Ecclesiastes 9:10a)
- With our feet…(Isaiah 52:7a)
- With our tongues…(1 John 1:3)
- With our hearts…(1 Peter 1:8a)
Instruments of ten strings—our lives—in tune with God and available to Him for His use, will bring praise to His name. Say thanks to the Father by giving Him all of you!
P.S. I am thankful today for my wonderful wife. Happy birthday, Shirlon! The stars have lost their luster…to you.