Everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 NASB
I was reminded this morning of the importance of what we use our breath for. Obviously breathing is super important. If we didn’t breathe, we’d be dead. But each and everyday, I hear people wasting that precious commodity on griping and complaining, talking fear and frustration instead of being thankful and praising God.
The things we spend time listening to consumes our thoughts and words. It’s those very things which determines our direction and outcomes. But what if we could change all that by making simple adjustments? Are you interested? If you are, keep reading.
David wrote, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, oh Lord my strength and my redeemer.” He knew the importance of meditating and listening to right things, so much so that he made it his prayer.
I’m not saying we won’t slip up and be consumed by the turbulence going on around us, but what if we got up every morning and put on some worship music and entered His courts with praise? What would that shift in our lives, our homes and our families?
Sometimes in our attempts to be ‘spiritual’ we lose the simplicity of access to His presence. It’s not in doing more, but doing the right things.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courtyards with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. Psalm 100:4 NASB
You can pass through His open gates with the password of praise. Come right into His presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to Him and affectionately bless His beautiful name! Psalm 100:4 TPT
Try doing this for a month and see what happens. Put on some worship music that makes declarations. I played one this morning that was entitled, I Will Not Fear. When I finished, my spirit soared as I once again elevated His name above lack, poverty, sickness and disease. His name over my children, my grandchildren, my family and friends. There is no other name higher than the name of Jesus.
Don’t waste your breath talking like the world does, put your faith in God. He is indeed bigger than all of that.