“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God. That is the fruit of our lips that acknowledge his name.” (Hebrews 13:15 ESV)
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” (Psalm 95:1-2 ESV)
I went out to eat yesterday with a group of ladies from my church. I had a lot of fun. I was listening to the radio on way home and heard the song Warrior. That is what I thought I was going to write about, God had other plans. I like God’s plans better than mine anyway.
I was looking for the lyrics when I came across Alive & Breathing by Matt Maher. I love this song. Here is part of it:
“Joy still comes in the morning.Alive & Breathing by Matt Maher
Hope still walks with the hurting.
If you’re still alive and breathing,
Praise the Lord.
Don’t stop dancing and dreaming,
There’s still Good News worth repeating.
So lift your head and keep singing
Praise the Lord.”
That’s pretty good advice. If the weight of the world has you dragging, lift your head and sing praises to the Lord. You will be amazed at how it will make a dark gloomy day suddenly bright and cheerful. It will make you forget your troubles. At least for awhile.
But you don’t have to live there. As long as you’re alive and breathing, there is still hope. There are still better days coming. So don’t give up hope. Job didn’t. The devil took everything from Job. But he had God and that was all he needed. He didn’t need fancy clothes, big, expensive things. He only needed God!
And so do we.
God is all we really need. God will take care of us. He loves us and wants to take care of our needs. So let’s clear our throats and get ready to sing at the top of our voices, praises to our Lord. You don’t have to be a good singer, I’m not. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to sing.
So sing praises to God and have a great day!
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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