September 2, 2021 CAC LIVING WATER DEVOTIONAL : TOPIC – DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR BREATH?
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Thursday, September 2, 2021.
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR BREATH?
Read: Psalms 150:1-6
Psalm 150:1-6 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. (Psalms 150:6)
In carrying out certain tasks, there are stipulated requirements. For instance, a footballer is expected to have his jersey, soccer boots, socks to play professionally. Similarly, there is sophistication and known-how in praising God! When it comes to praising the Lord God Almighty, it is the duty of all and sundry. Had the Psalmist said, “Let everyone that has car praise the Lord” those with no cars would have exempted themselves! Or if it is, “Let everyone that has Camry (Big Daddy)2021 Model praise the Lord”, people with different automobiles would have refused to praise the Lord!
The Psalmist doesn’t say, “Let everyone with PhD praise the Lord,” Otherwise, first and second degree holders would count themselves out! However, he says, Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Having breath is an indication that you are still alive. No wonder Isaiah insists that only the living shall praise Lord, (Isa.38v19).
Some are unappreciative of the fact that they still have their breath! Being alive is an indicator that your Creator still has something great and good in stock for you. You will be amazed, if you discover number of death per second. For instance, Medindia reported that about two people due per second, 107 per minute, 6,393 per hour, and 56 million per annum. COVID-19 would have hiked that.
Praises of the Living God are only with the living and not dead! So, refusal to praise God is like being with those in the land of the silent ones, God forbid. Let God’s praises be your lifestyle. Praise Him as many times as possible on daily basis. Waking up and finding that you are alive, you must return to God all the glory. It is a privilege, an amazing grace, faithfulness, love, unquantifiable and endless mercy of the Lord for sparing your life. God’s grace keeps you. His Love for you surpasses and His mercy overcomes every condemnation against you. Cultivate the habit of praising Him always, for you still have your breath.
1. Let Your praises, Lord, continually be in my mouth.
2. Think of reasons to thank the Lord, and begin to appreciate them as you count your God-given blessings.
3. Pray that children would be more appreciative of their parents kind gesture, so that they can appreciate God’s blessings better, and enjoy the blessings in gratitude.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 102:1 – 104:13, 1 Cor. 7:26 – 8:7