Let’s Dance!

Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.”   (2 Samuel 6:14 NKJV)

My friend Seeker and I were talking last night, and  I think we all need to dance once in a while.  Even David danced before the Lord! Kinda goes with today’s daily post.

So, for the Daily Post today; what role does music play in your life?

Music is like breathing

It brings me to a new place

where it is safe.

The rhythms echo my heartbeat,

and remind me I’m still alive.

In safety I can dance with my Lord,

no judgement or condemnation,

Just His unconditional love out-pored.

Finally, a place to rest and just be…

 

Recently, I looked up a Bible Search on “Praise the Lord”  verses. Yep, I do that.  God will give me a word, and I search it out.  This search was at a time when I was  feeling down and depressed.  Lets just say I didn’t feel like praising anything.  You know, the dark times…

So, my first response was to ignore it, that didn’t work.  He kept knocking at the door.  Next I tried a diversion…still knocking at my heart’s door. Finally, I gave in.  Went to http://www.Biblegateway.com and did a search on “praise the Lord”; 185 results, wow. (I couldn’t list them all here, there were over 4400 words!)  That’s a lot of praising going on!  So, I tried something new; I read them out loud, and discovered something…

I have found that when I read the Word  OUT LOUD things change…It’s almost like the black cloud of depression leaves the room when you speak the Word…Try it for yourself..

PRAISE THE LORD VERSES – from the Psalms

Psalm 7:17

I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 9:11
Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.

Psalm 13:6
I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.

Psalm 16:7
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

Psalm 18:3
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.

Psalm 18:46
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!

Psalm 18:49
Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.

Psalm 22:23
You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

Psalm 22:26
The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!

Psalm 26:12
My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the LORD.

Psalm 28:6
Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 30:4
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.

Psalm 31:21
Praise be to the LORD, for he showed me the wonders of his love when I was in a city under siege.

Psalm 33:1
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

Psalm 33:2
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.

Psalm 34:1
[ Psalm 34 ] Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

Psalm 41:13
Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

Psalm 48:1
[ Psalm 48 ] A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Psalm 56:10
In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise—

Psalm 57:9
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.

Psalm 68:4
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds ; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.

Psalm 68:19
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Psalm 68:26
Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.

Psalm 68:32
Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord,

Psalm 72:18
Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Psalm 89:5
The heavens praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.

Psalm 92:1
[ Psalm 92 ] A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,

Psalm 96:2
Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.

Psalm 96:4
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 97:12
Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.

Psalm 100:1
A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Psalm 102:18
Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:

Psalm 102:21
So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem

Psalm 103:1
Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Psalm 103:2
Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—

Psalm 103:20
Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.

Psalm 103:21
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.

Psalm 103:22
Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.

Psalm 104:1
Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Psalm 104:35
But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 105:1
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

Psalm 105:45
that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 106:2
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?

Psalm 106:47
Save us, LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

Psalm 106:48
Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD.

Psalm 108:3
I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.

Psalm 109:30
With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.

Psalm 111:1
[ Psalm 111 ] Praise the LORD. I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

Psalm 112:1
[ Psalm 112 ] Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.

Psalm 113:1
Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, you his servants; praise the name of the LORD.

Psalm 113:2
Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.

Psalm 113:3
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.

Psalm 113:9
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 115:17
It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to the place of silence;

Psalm 115:18
it is we who extol the LORD, both now and forevermore. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 116:19
in the courts of the house of the LORD— in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 117:1
Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.

Psalm 117:2
For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 119:108
Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.

Psalm 122:4
That is where the tribes go up— the tribes of the LORD— to praise the name of the LORD according to the statute given to Israel.

Psalm 124:6
Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.

Psalm 134:1
A song of ascents. Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who minister by night in the house of the LORD.

Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.

Psalm 135:1
Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD,

Psalm 135:3
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

Psalm 135:19
All you Israelites, praise the LORD; house of Aaron, praise the LORD;

Psalm 135:20
house of Levi, praise the LORD; you who fear him, praise the LORD.

Psalm 135:21
Praise be to the LORD from Zion, to him who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 138:1
Of David. I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.

Psalm 138:4
May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.

Psalm 144:1
Of David. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

Psalm 145:3
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

Psalm 145:21
My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalm 146:1
Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, my soul.

Psalm 146:2
I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Psalm 146:10
The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 147:1
Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

Psalm 147:7
Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.

Psalm 147:12
Extol the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.

Psalm 147:20
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 148:1
Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.

Psalm 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,

Psalm 148:7
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

Psalm 148:13
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

Psalm 148:14
And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 149:1
Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.

Psalm 149:9
to carry out the sentence written against them— this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 150:1
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.

Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:  

Lord,

Let us dance with You today. Refresh our bodies, renew our minds, and restore our lives, in Jesus’ Name.

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