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“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Teresa


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Psalm 146:2

Praise the LORD, my soul; I will praise the LORD all my life, sing praise to my God while I live.


How do we praise God?

We do it with words and songs for sure.

That’s all well and good, and it can make us feel really good to do so.

But if that’s the end result, it seems a bit empty.

If you read today’s psalm further, you would begin to grasp a more meaningful kind of praise.

“Blessed is the one whose help is the God of Jacob” (Psalm 146:5), who secures justice for the oppressed, gives bread to the hungry, sets prisoners free, gives sight to the blind, raises up those who are bowed down, protects the stranger, and comes to the aid of the orphan and widow (Psalm 146:7-9).

When we take part in these acts of mercy, we are giving praise to God.

We praise God by taking part in the building of what Jesus called the kingdom of God, the place where all people experience belonging to a “beloved community”, a term popularized by Martin Luther King Jr.

God carries out these good works through us.

When we let go of our self-centered desires, and allow the Great Goodness of the Universe to be channeled through us, we become living vessels of praise to God.


Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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