Monday, March 05, 2007

Everything That Has Breath

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!" Psalm 150:6

Everything that has breath, everything that breathes! All creatures, totally aware of their Maker! It amazes me. Every creature has a way they show their love & appreciation to God. Some with singing, others with their actions.

How unfortunate that some people can get so annoyed with the early morning singing of the birds. (except there are a few that have 'less than heavenly' songs) What are they doing up so early? They just can't wait to praise God for the new day, for the trees, for their food.

And what about the other creatures? Though they may not be so obvious as singing birds they still have ways of showing their praise, giving thanks to their Maker & Creator & Provider!

"Beasts and all cattle; creeping things and flying fowl...let them priase the name of the Lord" Psalm 148: 10, 13

Oh that we could learn from God's creatures. Unihibited, all out praise to the One who created us. We could run, swim, fly or sing our praises to Him.

I took many animal photos in Africa - I was amazed at the diversity there. It was truly like I had found Eden!


  1. I can see why you thought you were in Eden, Becky. Your pictures are phenomenal! I can only imagine what it must have been like to stand in the presence of these amazing creatures. How marvelous how God adapted each one to their own environment, perfectly! Thanks for sharing your photography and encouragment.

  2. Thanks friend. African animals took my breath away. I love thinking it was where Eden was located & why so many fantastic animals chose to stay there.

  3. Anonymous9:38 PM

    Too bad we aren't as smart as the animals, we don't always think to start our day with Praise, praise during the day and then end the days with praise, how much more content would we be if we remembered to do that:)

  4. to add to anonymous, when we get in the habit of starting our day with giving God praise, and then throughout the day, it'll become such a part of us, we won't have to remember to do it. it will be automatic. that's where i am in my life now--giving God praise, no matter what. when a negative thought comes, or worry or anxiety tries to creep in, my spirit will automatically go into a praise. but it took time to develop to this point.

    i love watching the animals too. what beautiful photos, and what a great trip and experience you had. thanx for sharing.