“Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)” Psalm 150:6, Amplified
One meaning of “praise” is to shine; to make a show; to boast; to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; and to celebrate. The Bible says, “Let everything that has breath praise (shine, make a show, boast, be clamorously foolish, rave, and celebrate) the Lord!”
I love my husband. He loves to praise God. He has no problem running, jumping, shouting and leaping. When he dances for the Lord, instead of standing at a distance feeling embarrassed, I jump right in with him. He looks like he’s doing the funky chicken and I look like I’m stomping bugs on the floor, but we don’t care. We love to praise God and be clamorously foolish because we have discovered the power of praise!
I remember when we moved into a rental home and had no furniture. Instead of murmuring and complaining, we called our children into the empty living room, and explained that we were going to praise God as a family. We shouted, lifted our voices and praised God, and two weeks later, our living room was full of furniture!
God honors us when we honor Him. He loves the sound of our voices. He loves the sound of our stomps on the floor and the clap of our hands. He comes in and lives in our praises. You don’t need music to praise Him, you can praise Him right where you are! Just lift your hands and praise the Lord!
Shout “Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus! Glory to God!”