Oftentimes, we get so consumed with challenges that we either forget to praise God or we do it shabbily. But the scriptures encourage believers to always give “quality praise and worship” unto the Lord. Not because we would not have challenges, but because that is the secret of overcoming every challenge and obstacle. When we praise, we are focussing on the “bigness” of our God.
One of the ways to focus on the greatness of God is by praising Him. In other words, you are not waiting for things to work out right before you begin to praise God. I encourage you to praise God from where you are right now and see how Heaven will respond to you. The Psalmist said “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praises shall continually be in my mouth.” Do you know what that means? That is a commitment to bless the Lord irrespective of the events happening around. Whether the promises of God have been fulfilled or not, whether the baby has arrived or not, remember that David made a commitment to bless the Lord at all times. In the same vein, I come to encourage you to praise God always and as you praise Him, open up your spirit, turn yourself loose and let Him also minister back to you. Let Him be your audience and expect to be ministered to in return.
Oftentimes we get so familiar with the motions of praise worship, we enjoy the lyrics of the songs, dance, hi-five one another and still fail to come before His presence with expectations. Beloved, one sure way to hear from God in times like these and get ministered to is through praises. So don’t let such moments pass you by. Don’t be too dignified to praise Him because the Bible tells us that God inhabits the praises of His people. If He dwells in praises, then, He will surely minister to you when you praise Him.
Exodus 15:11, Psalm 103, 2 Kings 3:11-19