Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
The word “let” gives the implication that praise is bottled up, if we would just focus our hearts Godward it would be natural for our breath to explode with praise. “Let” means you have to give your breath permission to head the direction it wants to go. Just as a parent has the authority and “lets” a child have a healthy amount of screen time so it also is with you and your authority over your breath. We “let” our breath sigh when we are tired, huff when we are mad or frustrated and yawn when we are tired……how about Praise? Take a few moments today and concentrate on your breath…pretend you are in lamaze class and be purposeful with it. Take a deep breath and then use your breath to say how awesome Jesus is with as many descriptives as you can without taking another breath (awesome; magnificent; forgiving; long suffering etc….). Close the doors and roll up the windows and sing out your favorite worship song where you give all your breath to it so emphatically that when you’re done crossfitters would be jealous of how great of a workout it was.