“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” – Psalm 150:6 (NIV).
Worship and praises are an integral part of the kingdom of God and the wonderful Christian life. Psalm 150 implores us to a life of praise: “Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals” (Psalm 150:1-5).
One of the most memorable acts of King David was when the ark of the Lord was returned to Jerusalem. “Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets” (II Samuel 6:14-15). This was his highest way of expressing thanks.
The Apostle John in the book of Revelation shares heaven as characterized by praise and worship. “Day and night they never stop saying “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8). He writes of elders who, “lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being” (vv 11).
If as a believer, praise and worship is lacking in your life, you are missing out on a great experience. Rather, your life should be lived as in Psalm 130:1-5 “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.. who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise to worship and give you praise, for you are worthy of honour and all glory goes to you, this I pray in Jesus’s name.