Monday, 8 April 2013

WHEN SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD?


There is no specific time that is scheduled to praising God. Praise is a thing of the heart, praise should not be seen as a routine, and rather it should be seen as a habit or duty. Seeing praising God as a routine means that you will have a particular place, way and pattern of doing it, but seeing praise as a way of life or duty; makes it to become easy for you to do. You can praise anywhere and at any time because it has become part of you; and you will derive joy in doing it. (Psalm 145:1-2) "I will exalt you,my God the king; i will praise your name forever and ever. Everyday i will praise you and extol your name forever and ever." giving praise to God should be done everyday regardless of our circumstances or what we are going through. The psalmist says “let everything that has breath praise the lord”. For sleeping and waking up safely; He deserves all praise. As long as you are living on this planet earth; you must praise the name of the lord most high.
Praise is a journey into God’s heart, so you need to praise God everyday if you want to be relevant in the kingdom of God. Engaging in ceaseless praise keeps your mind away from all the problems of life; and it builds confidence in you that God is on your side. If you only praise God when you are happy; this shows that you did not see God as the Supreme Being that can handle all problems of life, this is disobedience to God’s words.
 (Isaiah 43:21) "the people i formed for myself that they may praise my name" This verse explains the purpose of our creation. (To praise God)  it is better to praise God in the midst of adversaries; this will make God to be please with you, that you are not serving Him basically for the material blessing alone but for who He is(the supreme being).
Cultivate the habit of praising God everywhere, at any time and in any situation, do not allow any negative situation to overrule your reasoning to see reason why you should praising God.

God commanded us to praise Him every time; let us look a it this way, if you devout your time to praise God; you will be spiritually vibrant, also your health would be very sound, because when you are living a life of praise; you would not have time to think of other situations that is facing you having the understanding that your God is bigger than all your problems. Magnifying God more than your problems will keep you away from depression and other health problems.(Colossians 3:16) "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God"
Engaging yourself in ceaseless praise; keeps you away from problems like gossips and unholy words and thoughts.  . Occupying your heart with God’s praise would make everything that comes from your mouth to be holy, and then you can be rest assured that you will be able to stand in the presence of God. God wants us to live a life of increasing praise, praising God have nothing to do with our circumstances, and our situations. Since His mercies are new every morning and not every other morning; we need to praise Him daily. (Lamentation 3:22-23)
(Psalm 34:1b) says i will bless the lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth. To praise continually means that you will praise Him in good and bad days. Praising God can never be out of season because God will always be relevant forever. 
 It is good to start the morning with the praise of the most high, and end the day singing His praise.
We should see praise as a lifestyle, a habit; an attitude of our heart and soul. Praise should be made to become part of you, if you want to always be in the presence of God always. If you see praise as part of you; it will not be difficult for you to praise God anywhere and any time.
Praise is our communication with God therefore we should be able to praise God in the car, in the kitchen, on the road and so on, God created us to proclaim His praise. As long as you are still breathing; you owe Him your highest praise. 
Do not say you cannot praise God because you have pending request, or because you lack some material things, nothing should hinder you from praising your God, not even on sick bed! The bible says in everything we should give thanks for that is the will of God for you. (1 Thessalonians 4:18)