” 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
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.
Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.
You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!
My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the LORD.
Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
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.
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
Praise be to the LORD, for he showed me the wonders of his love when I was in a city under siege.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
[ 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.
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.
Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.
[ 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.
In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise—
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds ; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord,
Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.
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.
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 ] A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,
Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:
So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem
Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.
Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
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.
Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD.
I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.
[ Psalm 111 ] Praise the LORD. I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
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 ] Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.
Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, you his servants; praise the name of the LORD.
Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.
It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to the place of silence;
it is we who extol the LORD, both now and forevermore. Praise the LORD.
in the courts of the house of the LORD— in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.
Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
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.
Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
A song of ascents. Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who minister by night in the house of the LORD.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD,
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
All you Israelites, praise the LORD; house of Aaron, praise the LORD;
house of Levi, praise the LORD; you who fear him, praise the LORD.
Praise be to the LORD from Zion, to him who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.
Of David. I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.
Of David. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.
Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, my soul.
I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.
Extol the LORD, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
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.
Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.
to carry out the sentence written against them— this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.
MY PRAYER FOR YOU:
Let us dance with You today. Refresh our bodies, renew our minds, and restore our lives, in Jesus’ Name.