Praise truth # 30: Praise is happening all around the world at all times!
“They lift up their voices, they sing for joy; over the majesty of the Lord they shout from the west. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord: in the coastlands of the sea, to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise, of glory to the Righteous One.” — Isaiah 24:14 – 16a
Do you hear it? The praises of the saints are being sung and shouted and expressed by people all over the world who love the Lord and have experienced His salvation. They're lifting up their voices, singing for joy, and shouting over God’s majesty.
Our awareness of this worldwide symphony of praise in countless languages comes with a condition. “Therefore”… our response should be…to “give glory to the Lord, to the name of the Lord”. Join in the song of Heaven’s choirs. Join with the voices of people all over the world, from the ends of the earth. Sing songs of praise and of glory to the Righteous One.
Praise Him for His majesty today. Praise Him for the people He has redeemed. Praise Him for his goodness. Praise the Righteous One. ' Praise the Lord!
Memory Challenge: Recite Psalm 100 and Psalm 150 as you praise the Lord today. Think about what your praise Psalm would say if you were to write a personal prescription for praise for yourself or for your family.
My praise Psalm might go something like this:
“Praise the Lord!
Praise Him wherever you are.
Praise God when you get up in the morning to get ready for the day.
Praise Him when you go to school or when you run to play.
Praise God when you are with your brothers and when you are alone.
Praise God at church; Praise God at home.
Think of God and praise him all day long.
Praise Him with a thank you song.
Praise God when it is time for slumber;
Count your blessings…what a number!
Praise the Lord!
Praise Him everywhere you go,
Praise Him for all of the love that you know.
For our God is so good. His promises are true.
His love lasts forever. His mercies are new.
Praise Him with your family. Praise Him with your friends.
His love lasts forever. His grace never ends.
Praise the Lord!”
(Your Praise Psalm doesn’t have to be poetic. Mine just came out that way. Just make sure that it reflects your personal opportunities to Praise the Lord, some reasons to praise Him, and your intention to do just that.)