"I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1
This morning when I woke up the first sound I heard was a bird chirping outside of my window. Of course, I had no idea what it was "saying", but it was such a pleasant, happy sound to wake up to.
What was the first sound others heard from you this morning? Was it the sound of praise? Was it a sound of joy? Was it the sound of thanksgiving? Or was it the sound of complaining, fussing or arguing? Did they hear hurtful, critical, bitter or angry words from you?
As humans we face difficulties, pain and hard times. Things are not always pleasant or perfect in our lives. But if we are a child of God, should there be any words other than praise and thanksgiving coming from our mouths? After all, like it has been said often, "We have so much to be thankful for". Even when life is at its worse, we can still open our mouths and give God praise for all the wonderful things and blessings He has sent our way. (Which, if I might add, far out way the bad things.)
Jesus said that if we don't praise Him the rocks would cry out-- they would begin to speak and give Him praise. I don't know about you, but even on my worse days, I don't want a rock praising Him in my place. He has been tooooooo good to me for me to allow that to happen. I am going to "out praise" the rocks. He loves me, He gave His life for me, He has a home prepared for me. Even if nothing else is working in my favor, that is more than enough to praise Him for. Therefore, no rock is going to give Him the praise He deserves to receive from me... and neither is a bird.
Have a great day. What sounds/ words are people hearing from you?
For further reading:
Psalm 107:8, 15, 21,31; 33:1; 147:1
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