Praise Him in the Morning
I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1
Recommended Reading – Psalm 34
Don’t just praise the Lord for an hour on Sunday. Keep a song in your heart all the time. Start first thing each day. Scottish preacher Duncan Campbell resolved to bless the Lord at all times, starting with his morning devotions. According to his biographer, Campbell rose each morning as the farmers harnessed their horses to the plows. He was convicted by their work ethic and determined to be as diligent with his spiritual harvest as they were with their crops.
Campbell’s biography explained, “During these hours of communion with God, the fresh dew of heaven bathed his soul, refreshing and equipping him for daily service. He carried the fragrance of the presence of God with him from the secret place into his public ministry.”1
When we start the day praising the Lord, it keeps a song in our hearts throughout our waking hours. When we offer our praise and worship to the Lord, He can dry our tears and banish our fears. His praise shall continually be in our mouths.
1Andrew A. Woolsey, Channel of Revival (Edinburgh: The Faith Mission, 1982), 157.