Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 2, 2012

New Year's resolutions dominate much conversation and thought as of now.  Yet let us not underestimate the power of a person's will.

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.  I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

---Psalm 9:1,2 TNIV

We are not at all sure how David was feeling the day he wrote Psalm 9.  I'm not sure that it's all that important.  What's important is his repetition of "I will..."  In other words, "No matter what, no matter how I feel, no matter my circumstance, I will..."  This is the decisive posture of faith.
Today we are confronted by the same challenge.  We can be victims of circumstance--good or bad--but as people of Christ, we are invited to follow David's faith example: I will... 
Dale Patterson