As our hearts are fixed in praise we RAISE! It is as simple as that! And it applies to EVERYTHING!
Praise relates to the central essence that actually creates generations. If it was not for praise given in some way our world would not exist. Praise Creates our generations after generations!
As we acknowledge how our LORD praised his Father while he was present on earth and praise as He did, it allows for us to me one in the same spirit. This spirit that animates all the living world from the largest to the smallest.
Let’s remember to praise as our LORD has praised that we may all be one as the uni Verse is one.
I find as I sing praises to the Name of the LORD my world is enlivened. As we acknowledge His Name, the influence of the LORD through all that is beautiful and real we cannot help but sing praises to His Name. Let’s continue to sing praises as we love all that is beautiful and real acknowledging it in nature and in those we love.
I find it striking to notice the words God and the LORD contained in this verse. I note in my awareness that the wholeness of God comes to a focus in the LORD. Giving praise to the word of God and to the word of the LORD is really all one thing.
I see this relating to giving appreciation to that which is expressed through a leaf of a tree as giving praise to the word of the LORD specifically and to the word of the wholeness of God.
As we give praise in such a way we know the wonderful experience of oneness. Let’s continue to know our wonderful oneness together as we praise that which is beautifully specific of the word of the LORD knowing the wholeness of the word of God.
Looking at this verse I see wheels within wheels in it. First praising thy name second O LORD and third for good. Putting it all together gives us the reason for our being. Praising the name of the LORD for good gives me the awareness that we are here for the reasons of extending the goodness of God on earth for ever and ever.
I trust you follow my thought process in knowing that we all are here for extending the goodness of God on earth all the days of our living. Let’s so continue as we live and breathe.
We have to slow down enough to see the lovingkindness of the LORD that is all around. It abounds in the tiniest of plants to the largeness of the sky. Slow down and see the abundance and let it fill your soul to overflowing. Know the excellence of the lovingkindness of the LORD. Praise the central spirit that animates all!
As we give thanks and praise to the LORD we are surrounded with HIS presence. Here is an experience of safety and even more so an experience of full joy!
Did you ever think of it this way? That it is an honor to be able to praise the LORD. To actually have the privilege to be alive in form to do this. This struck me this morning in putting things in greater perspective. That whatever arises it is an honor to praise the LORD. I can see as we keep this as our central most orientation that in whatever may arise of stressful things and even perceived good things it enables us to be in place all the time. Being in the place of providing what we would naturally provide for our one love and greatest joy to be known here on earth.
Orienting in the way of these words positions us to provide for our world. Whether we remember to do this when we find ourselves in a bit of intensity or when we may be feeling great opening up to what it means to praise the LORD with our whole heart lets us acknowledge our opportunities and provide something of beauty into and through them. Here we are the blessing we are meant to be. Let’s let this awareness deepen in our heart that we may be blessing during this holiday season.
This verse goes on to say “harden not your heart, as in the day of provocation, as the day of temptation in the wilderness.” For in order to hear the voice of the LORD there has to be an open pliable heart. A heart that is willing to be in a state of possible unknowing for a time symbolized by the wilderness. Each day we have opportunity to reside in a heart state that can be characterized by attitudes of thankfulness, appreciation, patience and PRAISE (TAPP). As we do it gives us a greater opportunity to hear what is required of us in every given moment. Here we can come out of the wilderness and into the state of harmonized expression with the LORD.