Judges 17:1-18:31 John 3:1-21 Psalm 104:1-23 Proverbs 14:20-21
Verse of the day:
“Let all that I am praise the Lord.” (Psalm 104:1a NLT)
In Matthew chapter 22, an expert Pharisee asks Jesus this question: “Which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replies, “You must love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” Psalm 104 keeps it brief: “Let all that I am praise the Lord.” Every drop. Every thought. Every breath.
It’s a tall order, and to be honest, the pursuit can feel a little bit like chasing the wind. How do I rid myself of selfish motivation? How do I fill my calendar with heaven’s agenda?
Can I offer a reminder to weary worshippers? The psalm doesn’t read, “Let my perfect parts praise the Lord.” Jesus doesn’t require our perfect heart, perfect soul, or perfect mind. He doesn’t ask for perfect; He asks for ALL.
Praise God in your shortcomings. When you act in anger, ask for forgiveness and let God be praised in your repentance. Let God be praised in your insecurities. Let God be praised in your broken relationships. Don’t clean up a corner of your heart and give it to God; hand it all over with bruises and stains. Let ALL that I am praise the Lord.