51. Praise God

On Saturday there was a big party at one of the corporate companies about 5 kilometres (as the crow flies) from our home. They started when the rugby started at 17:00 and they continued until we went to bed. The disturbing part for us was that they never stopped. The music got louder and louder and the comments of the entertainer of the party got more perverse. Every hour we kept thinking that they would surely stop now, but when the clock struck 04:00, we realized that they were not going to. I got up and had my personal time with God as I couldn't sleep anyway. I was very tired and of course also irritated by the turn of events. I couldn't believe how people wasted their time and God given potential by drinking and partying. They were surely all going to climb in bed now and sleep the whole day, while we will get up in an hour or so's time and get ready for church and a day with God and family together. As I was contemplating this, God spoke into my soul, "I have to listen to parties like this every night you know, every single day in every single country." My heart stopped. He was right. I suddenly felt very sorry for Him and for all the evil in the world He has to witness day in and day out. This one party was nothing compared to what He has to observe from Heaven every single moment. But then He reminded me of something else.

When we were in the Waterberg Nature reserve two weeks ago we were awakened every day by the singing of a multitude of birds. And every morning it became clear to me that these birds were singing their praises to their God and Maker. And I realized that every day in every continent, birds are singing to the glory of our King. Every moment there is a dawn somewhere and therefore there are always birds singing.

This reminded me of the angels that are also singing God's praises. Have you ever read Isaiah 6 where God's throne is described, Isaiah also describes the angels singing to the glory of His Name day and night:

"Hovering around Him were mighty seraphim, each with six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with the remaining two they flew. In a great chorus they sang, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty! The whole earth is filled with His glory!" Isaiah 6:2, 3

And in Revelation 4:8:

"Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, the One who always was, who is and who is still to come."

God has to witness the evil of this world day and night, but He also gets praises day and night. But I am quite confident in saying the following: God would LOVE to also receive praise from us because we love Him and are His children. He would love our praises to drown out the sounds of evil. He would love to see His children uniting to give Him praise. He would love to hear our hearts singing out to Him and giving Him the honor and glory He deserves.

Make a decision today to consciously remember every day to praise Him. Let praises be on your lips day and night. Let your whole life be a worship to Him. I am going to end off and use Psalm 150 as our prayer today.

"Praise the Lord! Praise God in His heavenly dwelling; praise Him in His mighty heaven! Praise Him for His mighty works; praise His unequaled greatness! Praise Him with a blast of the trumpet; praise Him with the lyre and harp! Praise Him with the tambourine and dancing; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with a clash of cymbals; praise Him with loud clanging cymbals. Let everything that lives sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord! Amen."

1 comment for “51. Praise God”

  1. Gravatar of LouinaLouina
    Posted Monday, 21 October 2013 at 2:09:47 PM

    Praise the Lord! Consequently there is a smile on my face now!Thank you God.

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