Have you ever felt slighted when no one showed any gratitude for that tremendous task you just completed? We all like to feel appreciated, that others are thankful for the energy we’ve invested, the time spent and sacrifices made in completing that extra responsibility. Yet how often we fail to recognize the Greatest Giver of all, the Promising Provider, our Heavenly Father. Have you ever wondered how grieved He must feel when we fail to glorify Him?
One of my favorite passages of the bible is Psalm 148. The psalmist calls for the Lord to be praised, from heavenly host to helpless humanity, from the highest heaven to the deepest sea, from the vapor to the flame, from the fruited plains to the majestic mountains, from the creeping beast to the soaring bird, from the opulent to the destitute, from the young to the old, ALL are to praise the Lord!
Oh that we would praise the Lord for the things He has done! We are so quick to ask and yet, so slow to give praise. My belief is, and has always been, if it’s important enough to ask for, it’s important enough to praise Him. How sad it must make our heavenly Father, to see us so obsessed with our wants, with life and failing to give Him the praise He deserves.
The psalmist reminds us in Psalm 148:5 “Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created”…I want to remind us, God is worthy to be praised, for He hath created all things. Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. KJV
During this busy holiday season, I want to challenge to us truly…praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven…Praise ye the Lord. KJV