1Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Speak of all His wonders.
3 Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
4 Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
Nutritionists remind us that we must have the minimum daily requirements of vitamins and minerals if we are to be physically healthy. Similarly, David gives God’s minimum daily requirements we need if we are to be spiritually healthy.
The first requirement is praise. “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! . . . Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him” (v. 1-2). Praise is giving thanks for all that God is, all that He does and all that He shares with us. Praise is rejoicing in the presence of the Lord because of who He is and because we are His.
Prayer also is an essential nutrient. “Call upon His name” (v. 1). We call upon the Lord when we need strength and grace and help in a time of need. And He always hears us.
Witnessing is another element of a spiritually healthy diet. “Make known His deeds among the peoples. . . . Talk of all His wondrous works. Glory in His holy name” (v. 1-3). If we only praise and pray but don’t present the Lord to other people, our lives will become narrow, shallow and self-centered. We need to tell others that He is the only Savior.
The final daily requirement is seeking His face. “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore!” (v. 4). In other words, live in the light of God’s countenance. Live with the smile of God upon your life and seek to give Him glory alone.
Just as your physical health requires care, so does your spiritual health. Are you taking proper care of your soul? God’s minimum daily requirements help you maintain a healthy spiritual life. Make sure you meet your daily minimum. It will bring glory to Him and be good for you.