By Pastor Matt Carter
Scripture Reading: Psalm 104:31-34
“I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath! May all my thoughts be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.” Psalm 104:33-34
The Bible is not written about you or me. It is not a story about creation or humanity, or about marriage or romantic love. While all these themes can be found in the Bible, and you and I can find application to our lives, the Bible is a story about God. It’s a story about God’s glory. It’s a story about God’s goodness. It’s a story about God’s agape love. For even though He is holy, set apart, and there is no one like Him, He is good to us. God’s agape love is not a romantic love, but a love that involves faithfulness, commitment, and action.
As we read, in Psalm 104, the earth trembles at His glance, and the mountains smoke at His touch. He is a God outside of our understanding and our limitations. He is a God that is outside of our control, and He is not limited to our ability to understand Him. He makes no apologies for who He is, for He is always good, always loving, and always faithful.
Whether we realize it or not, this understanding of who God is should produce in us an overwhelming amount of praise — a praise that comes with each breath we take. According to Genesis 2:7, it was God who breathed His life and Spirit in us. Whether we realize it or not, each breath we take is a gift from His eternal life, and the most logical thing we could ever do is praise Him for it. It’s the whole reason we exist, and without His breath, we wouldn’t.

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