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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
As we arrive at the last chapter of the book of Psalms, it is evident that the author is anything but “BREATHLESS.” It is obvious that after writing praise after praise and worship unto Almighty God, the writer is still pushing for more praise. He finishes by saying … “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” … And again … “Praise the Lord.”
Unfortunately, we live in a nation and a world that often appear “BREATHLESS.” It seems praise unto the Lord is becoming almost extinct around the world. Once again, the admonition is that everything that has breath (I suppose this would include animals, birds, and gilled fish in the sea … they have to take in oxygen in order to breathe) are to join we humans in praise unto The Lord. But humans seem to revel more in personal praise unto themselves. Praise is about breathing—the rhythmic act of inhaling and exhaling. For instance, we breathe in blessing in the form of favor, supply, provision, sustenance, and good health. And then we exhale praise to God when we say, “Lord I thank you. I love you. I realize I didn’t make any of this happen on my own. You have blessed me.” But when we don’t exhale praise and keep it all in, we are praising ourselves. We aren’t really breathing any more. All of that inhaling without exhaling praise … leaves one … “BREATHLESS”
I thank you today for making it all happen for me. I realize that You are my source and that I am Your servant. I am blessed to praise only You. Amen