Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6
The majority of people around the world do not know God directly. Many of those who have heard of God want nothing to do with Him. Others have turned away from God, because of some situation they had to go through in life and felt He did not help them. Still others stay away from God, because of sin in their life.
People who are like any of these are ones who do not have any praise for God. They do not see Him as good in any way. Some see Him as a harsh, legalistic judge that hates people.
The book of Psalms ends with telling everyone that has breath to breathe to praise the Lord.
God is a loving, caring, compassionate, merciful God who only does what is good and right and for the best for each person. When a person realizes how much God has done for him, he will want to praise Him.
In His great love He sent His one and only son to die upon a cross to forgive sins of people who rejected Him and made war against Him. Jesus willingly went to the cross to suffer extreme abuse so that every person who hates Him could have a way to be forgiven and get into heaven.
In this alone, there is enough to praise God for all eternity. Nothing could be better than to be given a clean sentence after a condemnation judgement of death.
Now add in all the blessings God has given each person. Health, breath, sunrises, ability to see, talk, move, think, and much more. Even though not every person can enjoy every blessing God has given to all people, each one has blessings of his own. While one may not have sight, he may have hearing, praise the Lord for hearing.
Take a moment to think about all the good things in your life that God has blessed you with. Start with your salvation and the forgiveness of sins, that alone is worthy of praise forever. All the other blessings are icing on the cake to give God praise for.
As you go throughout your day, remember all the blessings God has given you. Keep on counting all the blessings from moment to moment, then give God praise.
As long as you have breath to breathe, praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
I pray today that you will know the blessings God has given you; that you will know the forgiveness of sin Jesus provides; that you will know all the good God is doing in your life; and that you will praise God with every breath you take.