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Praise the Lord

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. - Psalm 150:6 (NASB)

When I read this scripture, I think of what “everything” really means. I hear birds chirping, I hear crickets, I see butterflies fluttering by, I feel the soft fur of our pets. What do you think of? It occurred to me that the praise has to come from somewhere, if everything that has breath can praise the Lord, I wonder what the birds, the crickets, the butterflies and our pets are saying? It must come from their heart.

Verses 1-2 of Psalm 150 tell us to praise the Lord in the sanctuary, in His mighty expanse and to praise Him for His mighty deeds and according to His excellent greatness. In verses 3-5 we have musical instruments such as a trumpet, harp, stringed instruments, loud cymbals and some things I have never heard of, and we can add dancing to our praise time. We must not forget singing for joy. (Psalm 149:5)

I’m not sure I am up to praising with loud cymbals at this time of writing, but I can think of many things that are praiseworthy, for His mighty deeds and His excellent greatness. I can start by thanking Him for who He is and read in Psalm 148 that the whole creation can praise Him; young, old, angels, stars in heaven, and so much more.

I think I will listen to some harp music and step outside to look at the stars tonight and join them as we soak in His greatness and praise the LORD as His creation.

Heavenly Father, forgive me for not taking the time to look around and notice that even the smallest of living things to the vastness of the universe can praise You, rise within me so that I may joyfully and wondrously praise You wherever I may be.

This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church. Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing or use of this material is prohibited.

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