Monday, April 19, 2010

P is for...Praise


Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heav'nly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost ~Thomas Ken 1674~ According to Dictionary.com Praise is the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to God. (they put God in lower case). 

My heavenly Father is the Creator of this earth and all that is in, on and above it, and He most certainly deserves our Praise.  In Jeremiah 1:5 The LORD told Jeremiah..."Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." If God knew Jeremiah before he was even formed in his mothers womb, then He knew you and I as well.  That just astounds me to no end, to think that my Father knew the color of my hair, how my nose would turn out, and what color my eyes would be, before my parents even got their first look at me. 

To take this word Praise even farther, I have to go into just a few things my Father has done for me in my 39 years.  He has seen me through my toddler years, and my very tumultuous teen years, as well as my fiesty young adult years.  In all those years He has brought me through a few near death experiences, 4 births, and even more, I am surviving my childrens teen years. (So far at least) 

This does not take everything into account, but even with this shortened version of my trials and triumphs He is more than worthy to be Praised.   I truly hope that each one of you will go back through your lives and give God the Praise He is do for all He has done for you in your lives. May He bless you today as you go on your way and even beyond.  Head on over to tossing it out and see what you can find to Praise God about!

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17 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

And we must remember to praise Him even when things aren't going well!

Andrea said...

Praising GOD in all things!!
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

After reading this I realised how thought provoking this was. Thanks for sharing, it will give me something to think about when I have a quiet few moments.

Yvonne,

Lorena G. Sims said...

"I will praise you in the storm, I will lift my hands, you are who you are, no matter where I am."
I am in this world because He has a plan for me. Sometimes I get off track but he always lift me up and take me back in, and direct me to the path that he laid for me.
Thank you for wonderful post.

Wanda said...

Joing you in praising the Father! It's amazing to know that the same God that formed the heavens and earth created me. And I'm not hear by accident but by His divine design and for His divine purpose.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Inspirational and very true. I have a mutlitude of blessings. Have a wonderful Monday!

Marjorie said...

We used to sing that hymn before dinner. Good memories that.

Gregg said...

Our God is so worthy of praise! There are so many things to praise Him for. I feel like Charles Wesley must have felt when he wrote:

O for a thousand tongues to sing My Great Redeemers praise, the glories of my God and King, the triunphs of his grace.

What a day that will be when the entire church is gathered on the shores of heaven and we lift our voice in one unified body or praise to the living God!

Lisa said...

He truly does inhabit the praise of His people!

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Our praise and His presence are connected.Our God is amazing. His love is unfailing. My desire for more and more just grows each day.

Blessings,

Jen said...

Perfect Post to remind us to Praise!!! Beautiful!

Ellie said...

Inspiring and a great reminder to praise often, not just in times of trouble~

Grammy said...

One of my favorite songs! Thank you for bringing it to my mind again!
God bless you,
Ruby

Stacey said...

Great P post!!!
Priase the Lord:)

Tori Cooper said...

Amen! He is worthy to be praised! Love your post for today! :-D

Kelly said...

I could never ever praise God enough for everything that He has done for me. So I'll just keep praising Him with every fiber of my being! God is so Good!!

Supermanslady said...

Thanks for the reminder to praise in ALL things!

Bless you!

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