Praise Him for . . .

1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
   their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
   he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
   let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
  he commanded, and it stood firm.

Psalm 33:1-9

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the enormity of our Creator. We get so busy living life, taking care of family, running here and there, the magnitude of God’s righteousness gets lost.

I hate to get out of bed. Though I wake up at a reasonable time, I’ll often lay there for an hour before I rise. As I fade in and out of sleep, I love to praise God. I’ve discovered my entire life is better when I spend that time in prayer, not asking for a thing, just reminding myself how magnificent my Savior is.

On the very few occasions I’ve had to have medical procedures done, I’ve used praise as a distraction too. I’m a tad claustrophobic, so MRI machines can freak me out. And one time I had to have a muscle biopsy. Yes, it’s even worse than you might imagine, even with an enormous amount of local anesthesia. When my anxiety begins to kick in or the pain becomes so unbearable I can’t speak, I begin what I call Alphabet Praise. In order to focus my prayers and take my mind off of the problem at hand, I offer God twenty-six words of praise, one for each letter of the alphabet beginning with A and going through Z. “I thank you Lord, that you are Almighty. I praise you because you are beautiful and caring.”

And somehow praising calms me. Additionally, I’ve noticed that if I miss my morning praise ritual more than one day a week, I begin to fall into depression. In those times I start to notice all my shortcomings and begin to dwell on them. Something about noticing God’s attributes helps me focus on mine. I can’t explain it. Perhaps because I’m created in His image, something inside me understands I have the potential for all the goodness of God and it makes me feel better about myself. I don’t know. But whatever it is; it works.

God is faithful, righteous and just. He has jars in His kitchen cabinet that can hold all the waters of the seas, so imagine how enormous He is. He can handle your troubles and your sin. He sees your unfaithfulness, yet His love fills the whole earth. Your Heavenly Father sees you, knows you, and cares for you. Praise Him today. It will please Him, and you’ll feel so much better!


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Lynne feels blessed to know Jesus Christ. He's her Savior and her friend, and because of Christ her life is richer. So her passion has become to help others discover their full potential in Jesus so they can have the best life possible!

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