Hunkered Down Devotion

Psalm 148:1-6 (Voice)
1 Praise the Eternal!
All you in the heavens, praise the Eternal; praise Him from the highest places!
2 All you, His messengers and His armies in heaven:  praise Him!
3 Sun, moon, and all you brilliant stars above:  praise Him!
4 Highest heavens and all you waters above the heavens: praise Him!
5 Let all things join together in a concert of praise to the name of the Eternal,  for He gave the command and they were created.
6 He put them in their places to stay forever— He declared it so, and it is final.


I sometimes overlook the Psalms, but often they can be just what is needed.  These first six verses of Psalm 148 contain some wonderful advice no matter the situation you find yourself in this day.  

The passage reminds us that all of creation was literally created for one purpose, all of the universe was set in motion so that it could work together in perfect harmony – a concert of praise the psalm says, to praise him.

So, if you are struggling this morning: praise him!
If you are thankful for all that you have been given: praise him!
If you are wondering what the future holds: praise him!
If you are full of regrets: praise him!
If you are not sure how much longer you can hang on: praise him!
If you are waiting for a sign: praise him!
If you are thinking about the troubles of yesterday, today, or tomorrow: praise him!
If you aren’t sure what to believe: praise him!

Try adding you voice to the concert of praise that God has perfectly tuned you to be a part of, even if you aren’t sure what part you belong to and see what a difference it makes.  See if you don’t find that your heart doesn’t already know the tune.

Sharing God’s Love,
Chip  

Prayer:  Lord, help us to praise you with all that we do, all that we say, and all that we are. Amen.

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