HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Scripture: Psalm 34: 1-4
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.
Thought for Today: There is a wonderful song of praise that says: Anything that is perpetual is ongoing, non-stop, endless. In Psalm 34:1, the Psalmist declares: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise
be in my mouth.” Rather than focusing on himself or the circumstances of his life, he has made a choice focus on God’s goodness and greatness and to express his praise to God at all times. He chooses to be a perpetual praiser, every day at all times.
Because our God is such a Great and Mighty God, He commands and demands praise from His people. Through praise, we express honour, adoration, love, thanksgiving, appreciation for the Almighty God and offer unto Him the glory that He alone is due. The Bible is filled with expressions of praise that God’s people offer unto Him, particularly in the book of Psalms. King David, Heman, Asaph and other worship leaders of Israel wrote poems and set them to music which became psalms of praise unto the Lord in Hebrew worship. Other synonymous words used to express praise in the Psalms include: bless, exalt, extol, glorify, magnify, thank and confess. We praise God for who He is and for all that He has done in our life.
Praise is powerful! Each day you walk with God in this life, you have the opportunity to express perpetual praise. As you praise the Lord, from the depth of your heart, His praise fills your heart with His gladness, joy and peace. The Lord God commands your praise. He alone deserves your praise and worship. He knows your heart. He knows your voice. No one can praise Him for you. No one can praise Him like you. Your praise is unique, but it must be expressed to God directly from your mouth to His ear. So bless the Lord at all times, make your boast in the Lord, praise perpetually and see the goodness of the Lord.
Will you choose to be a perpetual praiser?
It’s Time to Pray: Heavenly Father, teach me to praise you all day, every day. When I am tempted to complain, fill my heart with praise. Lord, I desire to be a perpetual praiser. . .