To Praise Him

Praise God for the beauty of this earth!

Usually at FBC it is Pastor Rob convicting me to live my life in a way that is pleasing to God.  This Sunday God chose to speak to me personally through a song.  I was convicted as I sang songs to my God in worship today.

The words of the song were all about the fact that we were created to Praise God.  It explains that our main purpose here on this earth is to praise God.  We know this as truth because it is in the bible.  We know the bible as truth because if you study its existence, you can’t help but see the divine intervention and preservation of the text.  God made certain that we all had access to instruction for how to live our lives.  It’s all there in the bible.  But as I was singing the words of this song today, I realized that I am NOT living my life this way.  I wake up each morning asking God, “So, what are you going to do for me today?”  If I was living my life’s purpose of praising God, I would be asking, “God, what can I do to praise you today?”

I gripe about this and that.  My foot hurts, the baby woke up in the middle of the night, I never get any time to myself, blah, blah, blah . . .  I complain A LOT.  But it came to me while singing this song today (and when I say “singing” I mean my best attempt at not breaking nearby glass) that it is not about me.  This life is not about me.  I was made by an AWESOME God to praise His awesomeness.  Who cares if my foot hurts, I have two feet to walk on; Praise Him.  Who cares if I didn’t get my preferred 8 hours of sleep, He gave me a precious gift from heaven to care for; Praise Him.  Who cares if I don’t get time to myself, I have a life filled with people I love; Praise Him!!!

This song today touched me and changed the way I want to live my days.  No matter where I am I can praise Him.  A God that is so good to me (when I don’t deserve it), who loves me and provides for me, deserves nothing less than my constant praises.  May I learn to live my life only to Praise Him!

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