God is worthy of our praise. If He did nothing else for us until the day we see Him face-to-face, we could spend the rest of our days praising Him because of Who He is and what He has already done. Matt Maher’s song “Alive and Breathing” reminds us of this truth and then leads us in praise to The One Who is worthy.
Follow me to the psalms as we interact with God’s Word this week.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Consult outside resources
- Slow down
- Write out Scripture by hand
- Write out Scripture in your own words
- The current world pandemic and how if we’re still alive and breathing we need to be praising the Lord
- How Matt Maher mentions Psalm 150 in an interview about the song – Psalm 150
- The introduction to Psalm 150 in The Treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon
- A previous episode where I dove into Psalm 150 in depth – Episode 280
- Everywhere, in every way, for who He is AND what He does…if we have breath in our lungs we are to PRAISE. THE. LORD.
- Writing out Scripture by hand and then writing it out in our own words
- How the lyric “joy still comes in the morning” sent me over to Psalm 30
- Joy coming in the morning and Jesus being our bright and morning start – Revelation 22:16
- God’s Word and current revelation is a lamp, but Jesus’ return is the day dawning – 2 Peter 1:16-21
- A new resource I tried – Ask Ligonier
- Taking off our funeral clothes and putting on a garment of gladness and praise
Check out the official lyric video on YouTube below.
And I love this version…so fun!
More Than a Song Playlist
Follow the More Than a Song 2020 playlist in Spotify…new songs added each week!
- Lyrics, chords, and song session – Essential Worship
- The Story Behind the Song “Alive and Breathing” by Matt Maher – Radio Station Article
This Week’s Challenge
I hope that you can take some really intentional time this week to sing your praises and not be silent. If you are still alive and breathing, PRAISE THE LORD knowing that joy comes in the morning. Write out Psalm 150 — then write it out in your own words. Study Psalm 30 and meditate on the glory of our bright and morning star, Jesus Christ.