by Randy Chambers, 2016-03-31
Psalm 18:46, NIV: The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
I fondly remember a camping trip that my family and my friend’s family went on shortly after my friend had surrendered her life to Christ. We had been walking along a road until she came across a large rock. I will never forget the way she looked, standing up on that rock, singing praises to God. Since that time, when I ask her how she’s doing, I sometimes ask her if she’s “standing on the Rock.” There is nothing on earth like standing on the Rock. As our hearts are focused on Jesus, and overflow with His joy, we cannot help but erupt with offerings of praise to Him. For some of us, it has been too long since we have (at least within our hearts), stood on the Rock of Christ and praised Him wholeheartedly. How truly wonderful that we do not have to wait another day, or even for a camping trip. We can ask Jesus to lift us up today, plant our feet on the Rock, and fill our hearts with His praise-bringing joy once more.