(1 Timothy 1:17, Psalms 126:1-3, Psalms 124:1-8, Psalms 148:1-14)
Let the living souls praise the Lord!
When unexpected testimony comes into the camp of His people, there is usually a rupturous joy among them. As more testimonies come; the joy and thanksgiving become awesome and uncontrollable.
(Psalms 126:1-3 KJV)
1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. 3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
When there is restoration of lost promises, goodness and blessings, we must not just rejoice but we must also lift up our praise to our God. As we are joyful, we must also make our Lord joyful with worthy praise and thanksgiving. In this light, all-round and unrestrained praise is due for that God that has done marvelous things. Give it to Him as glad as you are, then we will see our God being joyful because we lift up our praises to Him. If we rejoice of His marvelous goodness without restraints, then we must give Him praise without restraint. Such that God’s people around you will also join you to praise Him. Such that makes those who know little about God’s praise to say as Michal (David’s wife/Saul’s daughter) said, “this is no more praise it is foolishness because you lower yourself today in the eyes of your subordinates”. That is the kind of praise that exalts God as the King of kings. Such praise goes to show us before God as those who know they are nothing without His grace and mercy. Have you been giving Him such unrestrained praise? Will you give Him that kind of praise that shows your nothingness but exalts His supremacy? Will you let Him rejoice of your uncommon praise? Like we talk about David’s type of praise, will you give Him a personalized praise? I believe we are doing these. May His praise be multiplied in our lives as we do so, in Jesus name.
Glory be to the name of the Lord. Hallelujah!
May will, at this moment, anywhere we are praise the name of the Lord with the Hymn below. It is the 99th hymn in the CAC hymnal (but a non-denominational hymn). If you do not know the tune, please, praise the Lord with the lyrics. He is wonderful and worthy to be praised for evermore.
- Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.
- Unresting unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor mountains high soaring above,
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
- To all life thou givest-to both great and small
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish-but nought changeth Thee.
- Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight,
All laud we would render, O help us to see,
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.
As we lift up our voices and hands in His worship may our sacrifice of praise be acceptable before Him as a pleasant one.
This God is our God forever. His mercy is unrestricted. His works are well thought out. I pray that our lives will be that of unending praise before Him, in Jesus name.
1) Almighty Jesus, thank You for Your abundant glory and blessings in my family, life and works.
2) Lord, thank You for Your mercy over all that I lay my hands upon, in Jesus name.
3) Lord, I lift up my sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving to Your Holy name and Your Holy throne, may they be pleasing and acceptable, in Jesus name.
4) Father, thank You for putting the enemies of Your praise to shame over my life, family and works, in Jesus name.
5) Lord, may I never deprive You of the joy of Your praise over my life, in Jesus name.