God is worthy of our praise. We can extol Him in song. We yearn to raise our voices to shout to the Lord-Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah! The Apostle Paul was a man of prayer and praise. He understood who he was, he had experienced the gift of the Gospel first hand, and Paul knew God. He had encountered God theologically and experientially. Paul begins his writings with prayer and praise. He concludes them that way as well. In the midst of his discussions and preaching, Paul frequently bursts out in praise and erupts with thanksgiving. He has built his life on the promises of God and it shows in everything Paul does.
It is a lofty standard, but I pray that my life would reflect the love our faithful God has showered upon me. I pray that my lips would praise the Lord like Paul did so effortlessly. In my life, I have been fortunate to know people, who like Paul, breathed every breath with praise, prayer, and thanksgiving.
What about you? Does your life exhibit the overwhelming joy that comes from knowing the Lord and experiencing His grace and mercy?
Let this then be our prayer: May the Lord equip us with the wherewithal to sing His praise all the day long, from the rising of the sun in the morning to its setting at night. May we extol the praises God alone is worthy of and may our hearts and minds sing with a song to the Lord. Father God, help us build our life upon You for You are faithful and worthy of praise. Thank You, God, for the work You have done in our lives. Thank You for Your son, Jesus. Thank You, Lord, for the gift of Your Holy Spirit. May our lives reflect the joy we have been given through Your faithful, loving-kindness. Amen and amen.
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