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Daily Reading: Zechariah 12:1-13:9 ESV, Revelation 19:1-21 ESV, Psalm 147:1-20 ESV, Proverbs 31:1-7 ESV

Daily Verse: “And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.” (Revelation 19:5 ESV)

AINEO (134): “Means to speak I praise of, to praise and is always used of praise to God by angels and men.”[1]

Speak praise.

Every opportunity we have to praise the King, we should.  One day we will know everything, including God’s works in our lives we never noticed.

We studied the Lord’s Prayer in our small group and discussed God giving us our daily bread.

“What do you need each day from God?” Our group leader asked us to write our answers down on paper.

At first, I had no answer, but then I wrote, “Air to breathe, direction, grace, compassion.”  Not a day goes by; I don’t need God to provide my daily bread for me.  From the mountain tops, I sing the Lord’s praises.  God does so much for us, yet we rarely praise Him.

Thank God.

Nothing introduces God into a conversation faster than praising Him.  The simple act of thanking God for what He does daily brings up the Big Guy.  No one deserves more praise than the Lord.

“Thank God,” I often say in all kinds of situations.  Sick in bed with a cold, I thank God for my tennis partner who can handle lessons without me for one day.  Too tired to get dressed and get medicine, praise God for my husband who went for me.  Thank God I got sick on Wednesday, the easiest day to cancel.

We won’t run out when we look for reasons to thank God.  Once we start counting blessings, we engage our reticular activating system, the recognition part of the brain.  If you buy a red car, you see red cars everywhere; if you start counting blessings, they will abound.

Sing God’s praises every chance you get.  Give the Lord credit for the work He does for you.  In Him, we experience life to the fullest.

[1] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 8) Thomas Nelson

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