Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! 3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! 4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! 5 Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD! —Psalm 150
Praise is to admire, to commend, to honor, to applaud… So with this in mind when was the last time you praised God? When was it that you admired Him for Who He is and what He has done, is doing and will do? When was it that you commended Him for Who He is and what He has done, is doing and will do? When was it that you honored Him for Who He is and what He has done, is doing and will do? When was it that you applauded Him for Who He is and what He has done, is doing and will do? Yes, when did you last praise Him?
We are to praise Him in our gatherings. Praise Him as you look into the mighty heavens! Praise Him for His mighty deeds! Praise Him for His excellent greatness! Praise Him with a variety of instruments! Praise Him in dance! All that breathes praise the Lord!
What will you praise our Lord for today? Praise Him for His Church with such a variety of people serving Him now and for all be together with Him in glory one day. We are part, and such a small part, of His mighty heavens and we are to praise Him. Praise Him as you consider His mighty deeds He has done in your own life, in the lives of others and in those all over this planet. How can we not praise Him for His excellent greatness? Let us praise Him with music and dance. Yes, praise Him today!
Dear Father I praise You for the wonders of Your creation. It is astounding to consider the smallest flower, the greatest tree, the little bee or the largest beast. You do all things well and may I seek to praise You regularly in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.