All of creation brings praise to the Lord

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling His word. Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!  Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!  Kings of the earth and all people, princes and all rulers of the earth! […]

Praise will revive your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 69 PRAISE WILL REVIVE YOUR HEART But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it […]

When you lift God up, He lifts you up, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 4 WHEN YOU LIFT GOD UP, HE LIFTS YOU UP, TOO He grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.  (Romans 4:20b) In the midst of impossible circumstances, Abraham’s faith stayed strong.  In the face of unbeatable odds, Abraham’s confidence in God only grew.  While […]

“Today is the Day” – Paul Baloche [Music Monday]

This kicked off our anniversary with a bang! Last weekend my wife and I were blessed to be able to go out of town for our first anniversary.  I love starting off trips with a good song, and when I saw this one in my iTunes library, I knew THIS WAS THE ONE! May this exclamation […]

“Great Are You Lord” – All Sons and Daughters [Music Monday]

My wife got this stuck in my head… and I’m so grateful! The other day at home she started singing it.  “It’s your breath, in our lungs, so we pour out our praise, pour out our praise…”  It hasn’t left me since, and I can’t think of a better use of my breath!  May you be […]

Let praise revive your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 69 LET PRAISE REVIVE YOUR HEART But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see […]

Praise Brings Power to Your Daily Life

Do wish you had more power in your walk with God? Several years ago I served for a time on the praise team of a local college ministry.  One day the leader came in to rehearsal and handed us each a stack of six CDs he’d created with all of the praise and worship songs […]

Preemptive Praise

If a person or plan fails miserably, congratulations are rather unwarranted. Why is it, though, that God often treats us just the opposite?