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Whatever you’re seeking, the Psalms will help you find more of Jesus, and in the end, that’s what really matters. Let the honesty of the Psalms guide you into a deep and genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart”
The only person that can truly motivate you, is yourself. Others can speak words of inspiration to encourage you, but you are solely responsible for your motivation toward your responsibilities. Obviously, you have many responsibilities, but your greatest function is to bless, worship, and praise God for who He is, and what He is doing in your life. David saw the need to exhort his readers to thankfully acknowledge the benefits of Almighty God. His benefits and blessings are too numerous to name, but you encounter them continually. The more bountifully God’s benefits and blessings are bestowed upon humanity, the more easily they are taken for granted and soon forgotten. Therefore, every follower of Christ must be deliberate to “Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name."
Praise constitutes the key motif in Psalm 30. David opens this song with the words, “I will extol you” and his concluding words are, “I will give thanks to you forever.” This genuinely epitomizes how the follower of Christ should live their life. David not only praises God himself but he calls upon all followers of the Lord to join him in praise. Because we share the common denominators of life with David, everyone experiences adversity on a variety of fronts. You can identify with the best known and frequently quoted verse 5 of the psalm “Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.” Because of God’s favor, God acts on behalf of His own. Therefore, His worshippers have reason to praise Him both individually and as a community.