As the book of Psalms is coming to an end, Psalm 148-150, all remind us that God is the center of the universe, not men. In Psalm 148, the psalmist literally cries out-“If God made you, then praise Him.” Whether the heavenly host, or the grandest creation–praise the God that created you. Whether you are a king or a pauper, praise the God that gave you life. Whether the most domestic of creatures, or the wildest of beasts-give God the praise He deserves.
Acknowledging God for who He is; is the single most important act we can do. It is important to thank God for what He has done for us, but, it is even more important to remember that God is God and we are not. We need to confess with our mouths that He is Lord! Then, we will gladly thank Him for what He has done. We will seek Him, and return if we walk away. We will ask for our needs and expect Him to provide, prepare and protect us in this chaotic journey. Amazingly simple, yet, exceedingly difficult–we must daily surrender the Lordship of our life to the Creator and Master of the universe–Our Father, God!!!
God Bless You
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for at his command they were created,
6 and he established them for ever and ever—
he issued a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,
the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the Lord.