Praise, Glorious Praise!

Meditating on Psalm 148.

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
2 Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!

Praise the Lord from the earth…

Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and maidens;
Old men and children. (vv. 1,2,7,11,12)

Psalm 148 cries out to all of creation to praise God. Nothing and no one is exempted. From the heavenly bodies to creatures of the deep and every living thing in between – all must praise God. “Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord” (Ps. 150:6).

Our powerful, glorious praise flings heaven’s doors wide open. It ushers in miracles beyond our wildest dreams – healings, lives changed, deliverances. It brings on God’s mighty acts and wondrous works: overwhelming victories in battle, great walls toppling down, earthquakes that open prison cells and unlock shackles, foul spirits fleeing.

The holy presence of God descends in heartfelt praise. And when it does, we will know peace that passes understanding, joy unspeakable and full of glory, hope that never dies, and a love — yes, a love that soothes all our broken places and covers all our lack!

So, praise God in the dark valley and on top of the mountain. Praise Him in the tedious climb and when you think you have no more strength left – you still have breath in your nostrils. Praise Him in the peals of rich laughter; praise Him in the midst of river of tears.

Praise God with your whole being, everyday that He brings. “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it!” (Ps. 118:24). Praise Him and do not cease, lest the stones will cry out!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven. (v. 13)

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  1. elizabeth jose says:

    amen amen amen! Praise & Glory to His Name Hallelujah.
    thank u sister for this lovely message.

  2. Perla says:

    Amen! Praise Him… Thanks ading for the wonderful reminder☺️

  3. Anita says:

    Hi Rina,

    Thank you for your beautiful post, Oam joining with you as we lift our voices in praise to the One who is Lord of heaven and earth, forever and ever…

  4. Joanie Qualls says:

    Oh such a good reminder!! Praise God !!! Thank you, Rina.

  5. June says:

    “Our powerful, glorious praise flings heaven’s doors wide open. ” I love this, Rena! What beautiful word picture! So thankful to be ending my Monday with these thoughts. Have a blessed week!

  6. Amber C. says:

    THIS. “Our powerful, glorious praise flings heaven’s doors wide open.” Such a beautiful image. Sometimes when I’m standing in church singing “Praise God from whom all blessings flow,” I choke up at the realization that a host of creatures right outside these windows are doing just that with us. Praise him, indeed.

    • RinaPeru says:

      True, Amber! Our God takes praise and worship personally and when we do it with all our whole beings – He can only pour out a blessing!

  7. You are so right! Praising God brings us a peace like nothing else in the world can. Thank you for the reminder today. I’m so glad I linked next to you at Holley Gerth. Blessings!

    • RinaPeru says:

      Amen, Heather. When the words of our supplications don’t come easily, sing. Sing out our hunger and need. Blessings to you!