DAILY DEVOTION, February 10, 2022
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord (Psalm 150:5).
At the dawn of creation, God breathed into Adam and Eve the breath of life. They were created in the image of God, as are we. As a result, we have intelligence, emotions, and will. God also possesses these attributes. We remain alive as long as we can breathe. Death occurs when breathing ends.
The Psalmist reminds us to use our breath for a good purpose. Therefore, we are to praise the Lord as long as we have breath. If you are breathing, the verse is addressed to you! Among other things, that means that we voice our praise to God daily. But there is more. When we engage in helping the poor, witnessing to Jesus, supporting Christian causes, we are praising God. We can use our breath to sing songs of praise, speak words of encouragement, and in many ways use our breath to promote the cause of Christ.
You are a living soul, alive and breathing because of the grace of God. Therefore, don’t waste your breath on cursing, complaining, criticizing, gossiping, lying, deceiving, and the like. Instead, use your breath to praise the Lord.
Thank You, Father, for the gift of life. Help me use the life you have given in ways that honor and praise You. May my every breath bring praise to Your holy name. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.