"Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!" Psa 150:6
What comes to mind when we think of the word "praise?" Within the context of scripture it literally means to brag, commend and celebrate. Is that not what we do when one of our little ones succeed in little league sports, school or cleaning his or her room? For the older of us, do we not experience a sense of pride when we tell others about our children's exploits in business, education or relationships?
Beloved we are no strangers to praise. In fact, we often seek praise ourselves when we feel that we have accomplished something worthy of commendation. Much of what we do is sourced in the desire to receive positive feedback.
Since we are so well acquainted with the concept, why not give praise to whom it is primarily due? He who created us is worthy of our praise. He who came that we might have life and that more abundantly is worthy of our praise. He who supplies all of our needs is worthy of our praise. It is He from whom all blessings flow that is worthy of our praise.
As we go about our day to day activities in this life that He supplies, let us make an effort to praise Him in the highest for all that He has done, is doing and is about to do. Let us brag on His goodness, commend Him for His creation and celebrate His grace and mercy. As long as we have breath, let us praise the Lord!
Loving Like Jesus,