We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds. Psalm 75:1 (NIV)
Let your praise be your prayer today. We are always asking God for something, but what if we praised Him for who He is. Ashley Bruner recently said, "Worship is giving God His breath back." We love to take from God, but what do we give back? He is worthy to receive everything back that He has ever given us, which is everything and we still ask for more.
You don't give your friend a tissue and then ask for it back because you don't value the tissue. We sometimes offer our friends our chargers so they can keep their phones from dying, but we always ask for it back. We care about keeping our phone charged more than our friends. God is our power source, and we don't have to keep taking from Him. He generously gives to His children. Don't unplug from the source. God is always near.
Today speak of the Lord's wonderful deeds. Let Him know how much you love Him and tell others how good He is. As you praise, you will be powered by the source who receives your praises and makes us more aware of His presence within us.
Lord, thank you for who are. Amen.