“I will praise the Lord all my life.” (Psalm 146, verse 2a)
We find this line at the beginning of Psalm 146, one of the “Hallelujah” psalms. Each of the last five psalms in the book focus on the idea of praising the Lord. It is a great way to end the book of Psalms. In verse 2a the psalmist pledges to praise God all of the time. This too should be our pledge.
How would our daily life and perspective on life change if we really did live in a state of constant praise to our God? How would our life look if all we did was bring praise and glory to God? I imagine our witness would be quite different! If we lived and breathed a constant praise to God, imagine how our light would shine!
We are created to live this way, implanted with the spark of the divine since our conception. God’s desire is for us to reflect His light and love all of the time, not just in church for an hour or just when we are with our church friends.
To live as a constant praise to God requires some choices. First, we must fully trust in Him as our all in all – our provider, comforter, healer, creator, … Second, we must actively thank God for all of the blessings in our daily lives. In doing so we reinforce that God is really our all. From this deep well of trust and thanksgiving, may we pour out our lives today and every day as an act of praise to our God and King!
Scripture reference: Psalm 146