Good morning, Loved Ones:
While I was studying for this morning’s devotional, I read an article from the website Compelling Truth regarding doxologies. The article states, “The word “doxology” literally means a study of praise. However, dictionaries usually define the term as expressions of praise to God, often associated with a hymn sung during Christian worship.”
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
The reason I was researching this topic is because all morning I have been singing the familiar doxology published in 1709, by Anglican Bishop Thomas Ken (1637–1711) (Christianity Today).
I can’t tell you why I’m singing it, but my spirit just wanted to be in unison with the whole universe. The doxology invites everyone and everything above, below and on the earth to give All Praises to God. It invites every heavenly being to lift up praise.
I can just visualize all the angels, saints, elders and heavenly creatures making heaven rumble with praise and worship and the earth following, in round, with a chorus of our own. Can you hear it? I can hear it.
Thank you, to the God – Three in One, for allowing us to come before you and worship you in all of your glory and majesty. We bow down in adoration and call you Holy.
Lead us by your Spirit today. May every aspect of our lives be an act of worship unto You. Amen.
Yours, In Christ,
Rev. Marcia Davis