Breathe It Out!
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. ~Psalm 150:6
Fitness watches include reminders that we are to do breathing exercises. We do this by taking deep breaths in and exhaling deeply out. Breathing exercises are important for getting sufficient oxygen into our bloodstream, removing carbon dioxide out of our lungs, and expanding our lung capacity. Spiritually, we are to be doing breathing exercises continuously. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord!
Let us breathe out that He is Lord.
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.” The name Lord refers to the fact that He is over everything. He is the Lord of creation. He is the everlasting Lord. He is the Lord Who conquers. He is the Lord Who is the Captain of our salvation. He is the Lord Who is always in control. He is Lord of Heaven and earth. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. Our every breath should acknowledge and praise Him, for He is Lord.
Let us breathe out with loudness.
“Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.... Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.” Sometimes when I run, I pass a fellow runner who is very loud in his breathing. I can hear him breathing and running from as far as 100 feet away. With our breath, God is honored when we praise Him loudly. First, I think of public praise. As we grow in Christ, we should unashamedly praise Him in the great congregation. Second, for those who can play an instrument, they should praise Him with all their effort. Third, when we sing with the congregation, our singing should be loud and with much rejoicing. There is a place for being soft and quiet, but there is a calling and place for being loud with our praise.
Let us breathe out with life.
Can you imagine anyone being boring, dull, and indifferent when it comes to praising the Lord? If you are not breathing, you are likely dead! Our praise of the Lord should indicate that we are excited, enthused, and exploding. “I can’t wait to tell you what the Lord has done for me!” “I feel like shouting for the goodness of the Lord in my life!” No matter how tough things can get in life, we can be animated and excited when it comes to praising the Lord. Take a deep breath, and when you exhale, let it be known that you are praising the Lord.
Let us breathe out through our longevity.
Every day of our saved life, until the Lord takes us to Heaven, we should be breathing with praise for Him. God is deserving of our worship and praise every day of our life. In good or bad health, we should praise Him. In good or bad times, we should praise Him. When we are young and as we get older, let us praise the Lord. Let us not be shallow in our breathing of praise, but instead, let us breathe in deeply many times of the day and praise the Lord. The psalmist calls on everything that has breath to praise the Lord. As long as you can breathe, you can praise the Lord.
Have a praise-filled God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Genesis 16-18