Sunday, 21 April 2013

WHERE SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD?


God is everywhere; His ears are wide open to hear you when you call upon Him, He does not slumber nor sleep. He is always ready to hear you when you call on Him anywhere, anytime.
You can praise God in the church, the psalmist say I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Praising God with fellow believers in the church; has its benefits. Seeing people around you praising God; would encourage you to praise. Praising God with other believers in the church gives us the assurance of God’s presence, because God says where two or three people are gathered in His name; that He is there with us.

You can praise God in your house, God inhabits the praises of His people, you know if you are His own or not. Romans 8:16 says “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children” if you stand and appear blameless before Him; He will overshadow you with His glory and His presence anywhere and at anytime. Praising God in your closet where it will be you and God is a way to develop close fellowship with Him. Praising God in your closet does not reduce the way you will experience His awesome presence, in as much as you are in the right attitude and spirit, His presence would come and envelope you in your place of praise. praising God constantly in your closet; will make the place to become “Holy Ghost zone” the place will always be filled with the presence of God, this will make your abode to be too hot for the kingdom of darkness to dwell.
It is good for family to come together to praise the Lord at the family alter every morning and at night. The bible says He ordains praise from the lips of children and infant; do not leave your children out when you are praising God. The whole member of the family should come together at their family alter, to praise their maker. Praising God together at the family alter; increases love and affection of such family. It helps the family to be able to overcome trials or challenges the family may be facing; because God is with them, He will continue to bind them together in love. You can praise God everywhere and anywhere these include:


·        In the car: when you are in your car or in public transport, you can praise God in your heart. The bible says in Colossians 3:16 that we should let the word of God dwell richly in us admonishing ourselves with spiritual songs hymn, and singing with grace in our hearts praises to God.

·        On the road/jogging/ walking: praise God while taking a walk or jogging; look at the things God created and appreciate Him for wonders of His hands.


·        In the school: children should be encouraged to develop the habit of praising God and singing of His goodness from their tender age, this can be achieved by encouraging them to sing hymns and other spiritual songs, and other songs that show the glory of God.
Introducing children to God when they are young; helps to make them to walk in the way of the lord. (Proverbs 22:6) “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

·        Shower time: praise God at your shower time; it is better to occupy your heart with the thoughts of God. This helps your heart to be pure and be free of worldly things. This is a great joy to know that God can answer you anywhere because He is everywhere at the same time because He is the unlimited God. There are some gods that you can only call upon at a particular place or shrine; but our God is a supreme being that you can call upon Him anywhere.

·        Break time in the office: you can praise God during lunch at work; praise Him for provision, and gift of life. This will safe you from mingling with people that could influence you to gossip or do what is against God.