“Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)” Psalm 150:6 (Amplified)
Praise comes from a Hebrew word, “halal”, which means to shine; to make a show; to boast; to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; and to celebrate. The Bible says, “Let everything that has breath praise (shine, make a show, boast, be clamorously foolish, rave, and celebrate) the Lord!” I have a close friend who is a walking party. She loves the Lord and whenever you get around her, you’re going to rejoice and be happy. She doesn’t need music in order to lift her hands; praise is on the inside of her. This world needs more people with attitudes like hers. We too must be a walking celebration for the Lord. Maybe things didn’t turn out the way you expected and you are left feeling disappointed. Yet and still, it’s up to you to stay reminded that God is worthy of praise whether you received what you wanted or not. Praise is an expression of faith and total reliance upon God. We praise Him not just for what He’s done, but for who He is. He is Almighty God, All Sufficient One, Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, Holy and Righteous, Faithful and True. Knowing that alone is cause for great celebration! If you never met Mr. Right, if you never saw a change in your situation, if you never received an answer to your prayer, you must determine within yourself that you will praise God anyway. You will shine! You will make a show! You will boast! You will be clamorously foolish! You will rave and you will celebrate the Lord!
Prayer: Father God, You are my God and I am Yours. You are worthy of my praise, whether things are going my way or not. I release my faith in You by releasing my praise. I pray that You show me how to be a walking party for You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.