Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Praise Him! - Psalm 150:6


Got Breath?

Praise the LORD! Even the animals do it! How? By serving the purpose for which God created them. Bees do it by flying when they shouldn’t be able to do so. Just ask Thelma Wells. She’s one of the Women of Faith who has a thing for bees. Birds sing. Coyotes howl. Gorillas pound their chests. Even cockroaches do something. I’m not sure what it is, but they have breath. Don’t they?

It’s the same for us. We pray. We teach. We preach. We work. We serve. We encourage. You don’t need to test yourself to find your gifts. Just start serving somewhere. Eventually, God will direct you to your perfect fit in ministry. Or He may change your ministry over time. Perhaps you’ll have multiple ministries where you serve.

Does your breath praise Him? How? Do you play the flute? Do you preach the Word of God? Are you a teacher? Do you encourage others?

Our praise should destroy lies, proclaim the truth and advance the gospel message. Don’t let another moment pass while you wait. Just get up and do something while you have breath in you.

Praise Him!

As we finish looking at Psalm 150, let’s review a few passages from the book of Revelation. These are just a few verses to motivate you to praise Him!

Rev 1:6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father--to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

Rev 4:11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."

Rev 5:12 In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"

Rev 5:13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!"

Rev 7:12 saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"

Rev 14:7 He said in a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water."

Rev 19:1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,

Rev 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.

If you’re taking the Challenge, review Psalm 150:1-5 and memorize Psalm 150:6

Recommendations for Praise

Music: By The Tree, Katinas, Telekast
Devotions: Quiet Moments for the Heart and Soul by Emilie Barnes

That’s Praise?

Keeping God in mind, do one or more of the following as an act of praising Him. Or come up with ideas of your own. What has the Lord taught you from the experience? (Give a flower to someone who needs it, Forgive someone who has deeply hurt you, Send a note of encouragement or a small gift to a child’s teacher or leader in your church)