A heart filled with praise to our Lord, starts with a mind fixed on God alone. God delights in the praises of His people (Psalm 149:3-4), and He deserves our praise, because of who He is and what He continually does for us.
When life threatens to overwhelm and discourage us, praise will relieves our heavy heart and fill our soul with peace and joy. Praise heals our heart and lightens our spirit, as it brings health to our body (Proverbs 17:22).
Our sorrow over what our sin did to our King Jesus humbles us and makes us determined to sin no more (John 8:11). God’s grace is always ready to provide whatever we need throughout our lifetime.
As we submit to God’s powerful presence, walk in His ways, and follow the guidance of His Spirit every moment of our day, His blessings flow into every area of our life.
Praising God clears our mind of negative emotions, so that we can better hear the Spirit’s directions and walk in God’s victory (Psalm 20:5). Troublesome negative emotions dissipate, as our heart swells with praise to our Almighty God, who is enthroned in our praises (Psalm 22:3).
Grateful praise is our entrance into the throne room of God’s dwelling place (Psalm 100:4-5). Our body is His Temple, and He abides in us and rejoices over us with singing (1 Corinthians 6:19; Zephaniah 3:17).
We learn to flood our prayers with thanksgiving and praise (Philippians 4:6), as we watch God move on our behalf. Our intimacy with the Trinity grows as we spend our time praying without ceasing, living in the center of God’s will, and praising our Father God.
Father God, remind us that trials strengthen our resolve to trust You regardless of our circumstances. They build our faith in Your mercy and grace for us in any condition. Forgive our unbelief, and help us to believe in the truth of Your promises (Mark 9:23-25).
Thank You for Your mercy and grace, which we do not deserve. They are Your gifts to the faulty human race who never seems to learn from our mistakes. As we grow in Your grace, we erupt in praises to You at the slightest provocation, and we revel in the beauty all around us, which You have given to us to enjoy.
Thought for the Day:
We spoil Satan’s plans when we exhibit faith in God’s faithfulness and walk according to His precepts, regardless of what we are thinking and how we are feeling at the time.