Praise The Lord

"Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!  Psalm 148:1

Order came to chaos. Stars sprinkled on a velvety sky. Mountains lay like sleeping giants waiting to be awakened. Creator God, You paint the morning skies in blue, pink and purple and then, as the sun begins to descend to take its rest, brilliant orange, red and gold flows from Your brush.. Rainbows paint the sky after rain, a reminder of a promise made. Oceans roar, running streams sing over rocks, and waves gently caress the shores. Cattle graze, bird’s fly, Cheetahs run; each listening and waiting for their Creator’s song and for that day when the lion and the lamb will sit side by side, again.

"The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,' says the LORD."   Isaiah 65:25

You looked past worthlessness, brokenness and fear. You gave purpose, wholeness and peace. Empty lives are filled. The outpouring of Your love lifts us from the mundane, from meaningless lives, giving a direction and vision for life with sacred purpose. You are stronger than our problems and You help us overcome. All-seeing and all-knowing - nothing is hidden from You. You are ever vigilant. You neither slumber nor sleep. 

"Behold, He that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep."  Psalm 121:4

A King came as a Servant. The meek overcame the strong. Humility overcame pride. Light shone into the darkness. Limitless, unending love. Eternal life instead of death. Stony hearts made malleable. Grace given to the undeserved. Mercy poured out like a flood. Cleansing blood! 
Jesus, LORD!

"I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no Saviour."  Isaiah 43:11

Sing the highest praises and dance with joy and abandon. Tell everyone what You. LORD Jesus Christ my friend, have done for me, that I may introduce them to Your salvation and they, too, may call You friend. Then they can know how to live in the grace given and in turn be graceful, and encourage the weak, the confused, the friendless - just as You have encouraged and strengthened.

"No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."  John 15:15

Joy is the melody in my heart because I am Yours and love for You soars through every part of my heart, mind and spirit. It takes me to places that. for now, I can only dream.  Your Agape love for us pushes away disobedience, stubborn pride, lies and bad habits. It replaces them with truth and joy in spite of trials, obedience in spite of fear,  and humility in the face of unending faithfulness.

"Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow."  Jeremiah 31:13

Creator, Purpose Giver, Saviour, Friend, Lover of my soul, Shepherd, Father. I can go on and on, but for today, this will be enough. I know tomorrow there will be another list giving Adonai, Abba Father, the praise He is due.

"And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."  Isaiah 35:10

by Eve Montano