This year, I'm sharing my "Treasures" of my study of my "Ponder the Morsels" book. I've picked 31 Psalms to study throughout 2013. Today I studied Psalm 150. Here is what I learned.
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Psalm 150:6 (GW)
No one should be left out; Let every man and every beast— every creature that has the breath of the Lord—praise the Eternal! Praise the Eternal! Psalm 150:6 (VOICE)
Breath: respiration, especially as necessary to life.
Breathe: to take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale.
Breathing is necessary to life! I take in oxygen and then expel. It’s a natural reflex. I don’t have to think about breathing. I don’t practice breathing. It “just happens”.
Just think if praise became a natural reflex, just as breathing is. How would that change my attitude, my outlook, my overall day?
If I want to make praise an automatic reflex, it needs two things.
First, I have to “inhale” who God is, and what He is doing. For how can I praise God if I don’t know about Him?
And secondly, since praise is not an automatic reflex, like breathing, I must train myself! I have to create a habit of praising God. Then if I continue to practice the habit of praise.... if will become an automatic reflex!
I can’t think of an easier way to create a positive day, than to create an automatic reflex of praise!