Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11
Ownership of something is desired of most people. They want to own something. People want things to be theirs and not anyone else’s.
This type of desire starts as a young child wanting a toy to be his own and not anyone else’s. He will often refuse to share it, because it is his. As a teen-ager, the boy then wants a car of his own, because everyone else has their own car. He desires to get around on his own and not have to rely on parents or friends. Adults desire an unlimited group of things that they want for their own.
Having ownership of something means that one is in control of it, it is his.
As David was getting ready to die, he gave God some praise. He realized who God is and how great he is. As David saw that, he also realized that everything in heaven and on earth belongs to God.
Understanding that God owns everything can help the believer. It starts off with helping when he loses something. People lose things all the time, and it is not just misplacement here, it is the item is taken away for some reason. Positions come and go, but God is the one with power and position. Knowing that God owns everything helps the believer know that the item was not his anyways.
Along with that, it helps the believer when he is in need of something. God owns everything that a person needs and can provide it as needed. God is a generous God and desires to give His people good things, both physical and non-physical things. Anything that is needed, He is more than willing to supply. One just needs to trust Him for it.
You may be struggling in the area of things. There are things that you have lost and there are things that you need. Instead of focusing on what you lost or need, focus on God. Give Him praise for everything He has already blessed you with.
Realize that those things were and are not yours anyways. Everything belongs to God, whether it is physical or non-physical things.
Give God praise today because He owns everything. Then trust Him for your needs.
I pray today that you will know who God is; that you will give God praise for what He has given you; that you will trust God in what He takes from you; and that you will see God’s hand of provision in your life for all of your needs.
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and the lyre, praise him with the timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:1-6
The book of Psalms ends with a psalm telling everyone to praise the Lord. Throughout this psalm the psalmist lists ways to praise Him and what to praise Him for.
The reasons for praising God are for His acts of power and His greatness.
Some people may say that they have never seen any of God’s great acts of power. This is not true. Every person on this earth has seen God’s great acts of power in creation at a minimum. All a person has to do is look at all of creation to see what God has done. Look at the number of plants and animals. Look at the stars in the sky at night. Look at the great mountains and seas. All of these things show God’s great power in creating things.
Believers may also look at the power God demonstrated in Jesus. The power to raise from the dead, and the great power to forgive and remove all sins. He has given you true life. These things show His surpassing greatness.
If these things do not make you want to praise God, nothing will.
Praising God can be with your voice, and it can be with instruments. The idea is to make a great noise praising God. Use every method you possibly can to praise God. Make the noise of praising God so loud that the world will hear you praising Him.
Do not be like some and just praise God quietly in your heart, in the back seats of a church on Sunday mornings. Let the world know that you love God and how great He is.
Sing praises out loud so that all can hear. Do not be ashamed of praising God.
Find a reason to praise God today.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
I pray today that you will know God’s great power and greatness; that you will have a song of praise on your lips all day long; that you will find reasons to praise God; that you will find new ways to praise God; and that you will not be ashamed to praise the Lord.