Praise gives me breath. It clears my passage ways, my head and my nerves. It…centers me – keeps my attention and focus on whom it should. When troubled, praise reminds me of who’s I am. When tired, praise points me to the object of my strength. When my heart is heavy, praise greatly lightens the load. Praise is the fountain of youth people clamour for. My health – my spiritual, emotional and physical health depends upon it. So I will praise my Lord more. I will live a life of meaningful and heartfelt praise and continue to reap its many benefits.
This is what I believe and confidently declare! (Note: these “I Declare” devotions are meant to be proclaimed out loud, as part of your personal daily devotions)
Psalms 146:1-2 (ESV) Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Psalms 42:11 (ESV) Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
Psalms 147:1-3 (ESV) Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Exodus 15:1-2 (ESV) Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. 2 The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.