“With a grateful heart I lift my hands to you, proclaiming Lord you reign!
Great are you Lord, You’re greatly to be praised. Greatly to be praised, Father you reign”(Sinach – Great are You Lord)
Praise is an act of love. Praise is meant to come from your inner being. Praise is beautiful. Praise is comely. Praise is wonderful and God inhabits (dwells in, lives in) the praise of His people.
Do you want to know where God is? In the praises of His people. Psalm 22:3 “But You are holy, O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].” (Amp). That’s where God is!
Now for you to praise God, it must be heartfelt; praise that does not just come from words of mouth alone but from your heart.
Matt 15:8 “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips;But their heart is far from me.” (KJV).
Praise is an act of worship and if we must worship Him, we must worship Him in Spirit and in truth (with a heart of sincerity).
The devil might trick you to believe in your darkest hour that God is not close by or that He loves you the less. Dont believe that thought. Praise God even in your darkest moments (when everything seems to be going wrong) and you’ll see Him in action soon concerning that your situation.
Acts 16: 25 “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.”
Even when it feels difficult to praise (you might have a lot of worries and you just don’t know how to begin to praise God in such situation), just sit back for a while and remember all that God has done for you. Count your blessings one by one and you’ll be praising before you finish.
God loves you and it is His utmost desire to see you whole. Why not come to Him with a heart full of praise