The gift of praise.
Praise the LORD from the heavens.
Praise Him in the heights above.
Praise the LORD from the earth.
From Psalm 148 … take a look at it if you can today … and let the Holy Spirit lift your mind and heart to praise.
I find in my own life a strange darkness about this. There are times when I don’t want to praise the LORD because I KNOW that it’ll take me out of myself, and there are times when I don’t want to leave!
But I find the words of praise, like Psalm 148, to always work their grace. My heart is lifted, if only for a moment; my mind is soothed and refocused, and it’s enough.
Remember - the LORD is at your side.
His eye is on the sparrow … and He knows the number of the hairs on your head … the God of the smallest detail, infinite and intimate … who one day took up a cross and crawled to Calvary for the sake of the world.
His name alone is exalted.
His splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
The gift of praise!