Psalm 145: 1-2 I will exalt you, my god the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Psalm 145: 21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever. (NIV)
The psalmist begins and ends this beloved psalm with praises. He reminds us that God is to be praised and exalted by our words. Every creature on earth by their very existence gives praise to God the creator. Do you make a conscious effort to praise God by the way you speak? Do you give credit and honor to God for the things He does in your life both big and little or do you say ‘that was lucky’ or ‘that was just a coincidence’? After studying the book of Esther, I realized that there are no coincidences in God’s economy. There is only God’s providence. Providence is the care or benevolent guidance of God. God promises to guide and protect us so why should we be surprised when things happen, doors open, we meet the right people, we are in the right place at the right time or just miss an accident. God loves us and we have great value to Him. Matthew 10:29-31 reminds us, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father, And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
So open you mouth and speak praise to God. Thank Him and praise Him for all that he does for you. You are loved and valued by God so show Him your devotion, fear and awe today!