Refuse to Allow Anything or Anyone to Hinder Your Praise
Psalms 150:6 Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Once you have breath, you meet the qualification requirement to praise God. Don’t let anything or anyone hinder your praise.
Psalms 150 concluded in verse 6 by enunciating these famous words “let everything that has breath praise the Lord”. The Hebrew word for breath that was used here in this scripture was the same that was used in Genesis 2:7 when God blew his breath or spirit into man. The essence therefore of Psalms 150:6 is that once the breath of God is in you, you have a responsibility to praise God because your continued existence is only because of Him. With that in mind, refuse to let the circumstances of your life define your praise: regardless of what is happening around you, praise him nonetheless.
The first 5 verses of Psalms 150 tells us where, why and how we should praise God. Verse 1 instructs us not to limit our praise to the sanctuary, it says praise him in the firmament of his power, which means wherever you are under the heavens, praise God. Don’t let where you are put any limitation on your praise. In verse 2 it tells us another reason why God must be praised: for His mighty acts and excellent greatness. Verses 3 to 5 articulate different ways in which we can praise Him: with trumpet, psaltery, harp, dance and cymbals to name a few. Don’t praise God based on how someone else does it; your praise should be a reflection of what God has placed in you.
Never forget that your continued existence is because he placed his breath in you; the only reasonable response therefore is to give him praise.
Life Application: Like the psalmist David, schedule several times throughout your day to give God praise and let nothing cause you vary from it.
Prayer: I will praise you Lord, with every breath that I take. I will praise you Lord, this promise I make. And should eternity end and start all over again, even then I will praise you Lord. In Jesus name, amen.