When was the last time you sang praises to the Lord? Was it when you were happy in your life - or when things weren’t going too well. It’s easy to sing and be joyful when things are going well for you, that is one thing, but when you are feeling low, and things around you seem to be all falling apart, that is when it becomes a little more challenging. That however, is when you need to do it the most!
When we praise Him with our mouths, we are not only thanking Him and giving Him honour for the wonderful things He has already done, but it is also thanking Him in advance for all the blessings He is yet to bestow upon us for our futures.
When we are giving praise, we cannot help but feel joyful! You may not initially feel all that good, but once you get past the initial effort, joy and happiness abounds! Here you will find resolution to all your problems and concerns. The Lord blesses a happy heart. Proverbs 15:15 NKJV “But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.”
When you give thanks for your circumstances, exactly as they are, this will open the way for change. We cannot expect the Lord to give us more, if we are not expressing thanksgiving for what we already have. The Lord wants us to be thankful in all circumstances, including the ones we’re in now. Philippians 4:6 NKJV “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
How can we expect the Lord to prosper us if we are busy complaining. When we complain – we remain - exactly as we are! No-one wants to stay in a less than desirable situation, so it’s in our best interests to praise our Lord, give Him thanks, and rejoice and sing to Him. It’s the least we can do, after everything He has done for us! Ephesians 5:18-21 NKJV “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
PS Psalm 118:24 NKJV “This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Amen!
All glory for these words as always goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.