That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works. Psalm 26:7
Proclaim: to hear, understand intelligently, make proclamation to
Voice: call aloud, thundering, noise, yell
Thanksgiving: in songs of liturgical worship, adoration; specifically, a choir of worshippers — sacrifice of praise
Tell: to score with a mark as a tally or record, to enumerate; intensively, to recount
Wondrous works: wonderful acts of— in judgment and redemption; to be surpassing or extraordinary
We shout loud for our Teams and even louder in the last few moments of a close game. They even have "thunder sticks" so that we can make even MORE noise. Those around us KNOW who we are cheering for by the sounds we make. And those teams don't even do anything really great—they just play a game.
Since we are willing to make a thundering noise for a group of people (who we really don't even know), shouldn't we be willing to make that much noise about our great God?
A noise of thanksgiving. Think for a moment of some of the extraordinary things God does. The sunrise—spectacular colors intermingled with different cloud formations. The way He keeps the Earth tilted at just the precise angle so that everything works in harmony; the tides, the weather, sunrise, sunset, the moon. And keeping a record of the extraordinary things God does creates an intelligent understanding that produces a proclamation—loud and proud—of worship to God!
A life of Thanks Living is to produce a desire to YELL, make a thundering noise of thanksgiving to God! The thanksgiving is to be accompanied with a tally of the extraordinary things God does—and that should make the thundering noise even louder!