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Thankful for Everything: Live a Life of Praise

November 14, 2018

 

Another major tool to show our gratitude in this life is praise. But people don't seem to be able to praise very well. It's like watching a child try to explain a profound emotion with their limited vocabulary. Like the proper perspective we discussed last week, the ability to praise grows and strengthens with use.

 

 God is the creator of the universe. He is so vastly powerful that He spoke reality into existence. His power is unlimited, His knowledge is limitless, and His glory and grandeur are infinitely beyond our understanding. Yet He cares deeply about each of us. The mercy and love, the power and glory of God are without parallel. 

 

 But often, we don't think about it. We ignore the beauty of a sunrise, the humor of an insect, or the grandeur of the night sky. We don't remember that the “heavens declare the glory of God.” This makes our world the dull gray world of our own self-centered existence. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we ignore the glory of Kansas and fail to thank God for the miracles right at home. Hopefully, it won't take a tornado and blunt-force trauma to the back of the head to change our perspective.

 

Stop frequently throughout your day and praise God for His glorious power. If you struggle with what to say, use the Psalms. Let everyday be the time when you allow the amazing poetry of our Creator God to flow through your heart and mouth. “Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalm 150:2 & 6.

 

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