Celebrating The Big Five with Five Ways to Praise!

There’s no better way to celebrate the first five years than to recognize Five Good Things, Five Accomplishments, and Five Ways to Praise the Lord!

Around the world, Deaf people celebrate the Lord in different ways! 

In some African countries, drums, or other instruments beat while the expression of dance is shown, praising the Lord for His goodness. Some South American countries may praise the Lord through the signer’s hands, feet, and heart. Some Deaf Eurasians praise the Lord with a type of poetic expression, while others might resemble more of lyrical dance.

Psalm 150 is the last psalm, and it contains no argument or teaching, rather it is a psalm of praise, which can summarize the entire book! Our partner, Deaf Missions, has captured the spirit and true message of Psalm 150 perfectly in the American Sign Language Version Bible. Whether you know a sign language or not, you can see reverence lit up entirely on the signer’s face, praising the Lord with expression and elation.

You can praise the Lord too in a language that speaks most to your heart. Psalm 150 gives us five ways to do that.

1. Praise The Lord!

God wants to know you love Him. Praise him in your creative way, whether that is through dance, song, instrument, prayer, or poetry.

2. Praise God in his Sanctuary!

The Lord loves communal fellowship. You can praise Him when you gather with one another, lifting your hearts toward heaven, together. 

3. Praise him in his mighty heavens!

From His unlimited power and depth, the oceans roar, the trees stand tall, miracles of birth and growth never cease. 

4. Praise him for his mighty deeds;

You can offer thankfulness with great acts service and expression of joy, for the breath in your lungs to the food on your table.

5. Praise him according to his excellent greatness!

There is nothing too great or too small for the Lord. 

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

 – Philippians 4:8