1 I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel[a] of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
David learns that God is an eternal and great reward for those who seek Him. As Jeremiah found, when we seek the Lord with all of our hearts, we will find him (Jeremiah 29:13); and to find and honor Him is wisdom and life. There is a direct correlation between a grateful heart and the outpouring of prophetic gifts. When the Israelites focused on their circumstances and complained about their hardships, longing for the former and familiar bondage of Egypt, they forfeited the deliverance that the Lord wanted to bring to them.
(Side note: If you have facebook, you should take the gratitude challenge).