July 31, 2018
Psalm 150: 1-6..Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in His sanctuary, praise Him in the firmament of His power, praise Him for His mighty acts, praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of trumpet, psaltery and harp, timbrel and dance….Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Today is July 31, 2018, which marks the end of seven months in the year 2018, leaving us with five months to end year 2018. Many people that were better than us, started the year with us but are no more with us today. They too would have loved to see this day and sing hallelujah with us. But it was not meant to be. Why then are we still in the land of the living? Who determines when to go and who to go? What power do we have over our breath that was given to us since creation? God is Sovereign over all His creations. He kept you and I alive for a reason, and the reason is found in the Psalm of today which ends with “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD, Praise the LORD.”
The writer of this psalm described the various places where you can praise God, and the various instruments you can use to praise God and the reasons why you have to praise God. Though his list is very short, but you and I can think deeply what God has done in our lives and add them to the “MIGHTY ACTS OF GOD” which deserves our praise today. Each night we sleep and wake up in the dawn of the day. We did not wake ourselves up because it is only God who could do that. While there is medication that could induce sleep, there is NO medication that can wake us up. If the heavenly Father does not wake us up, we are gone. Many people have passed on to eternity from their sleep. CPR could not bring them back, and there is no amount of oxygen or drug passed into them that can resuscitate them. Therefore the fact that you have your breath today deserves your praising God with dancing. Every day that our eyes are open to the world, it’s a day of rejoicing.
You might want to say “why do I have to rejoice with all the problems I am facing?” Well the Bible says, “For to him that is joined to all the living there is HOPE; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.” (Ecclesiastes 9:4). The MIGHTY ACTS OF GOD have been witnessed in the lives of many people with many different problems because they were alive to receive their breakthroughs and they were able to testify to God’s goodness and mercies. You do not know the TIMETABLE of God. He alone determines when He wants to do whatever. But in His TIME He makes all things beautiful. So rejoice in the fact that He kept you alive to glorify Himself in your life.
Another reason I believe we should praise the LORD is that He is giving us another chance to think of the ways we have fallen short and then RETURN to Him because he does not want any sinner to perish but to come to repentance. It is another day to ask for forgiveness of all our sins and ask for more GRACE released upon us so that we can act right. We need to ask for the Holy Spirit to empower us to do good.
I personally give God all the GLORY and HONOR and PRAISE for helping me to write this “Daily Words of Wisdom” column which started this month 7/7/2018 (July 7), and He still continues to direct me to His Word up till today. I also thank those who have called me to encourage me for this inspired words of Wisdom. I pray that as long as I live God will continue to inspire me to be a blessing to others. I pray for all my readers that the Words of God that you read in this column will continue to help you to stay focused on ETERNITY. The LORD will keep us to the end in Jesus Name AMEN. Please spread the Word!!!
Prayer..Pray that the MIGHTY ACTS of GOD will be manifested in your life very soon so that your life could be a testimony to others in Jesus Name, Amen.