Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!”
Praise the Lord! Psalm 146 through Psalm 150 all begin with that resounding encouragement, and it echoes throughout the verses of these chapters.
These psalms tell us who should praise the Lord – everything that has breath. What should extol His goodness? Every creation above and below. When? Every single day forever and ever. Where? From the sanctuary to the quiet of our beds in the midnight hour. Oh, how these verses tell us why we should give thanksgiving to our most worthy Father!
Psalm 150 explodes in a symphony of praise! Blast the trumpets, crash the cymbals, shake the tambourines! That worship is also exhibited in the stillness where we know that He is God, in the soft strumming of stringed instruments, in the tears of gratitude in the comfortable silence between us. In every way we know how, every single being that has breath should praise His name!
How extraordinary that this continual outpouring of praise would bless God and would produce extraordinary results in us, too! Science has proven that this attitude of gratitude creates pathways of positivity in our brains that benefit our health in every way.
These thoughts of thankfulness center our very beings on the One Who continues to gift us with spiritual blessings in a beautiful cycle of generosity. If you have breath, praise the Lord!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Give thanks for every good and perfect gift that flows from the Father of Lights. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Today's Bible Reading:
2 Peter 1:1-21
Psalms & Proverbs