The book of Psalms is one filled with thanks. The psalmist knew that one of the sure ways to get to the heart of God is through giving thanks. He lavished his love on God by giving praise through beautiful hymns. Praising God was His lifestyle.
The book of Psalms ends by telling us who should give God praise.
“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!
Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:6″
Interestingly it doesn’t say “Let everyone in a good mood sing praises to the Lord!”. Neither does it say “Let those who feel like singing praises to God praise Him.” This implies that praising God has nothing to do with how we feel. It is a command for everyone that breathes. The only time we are exempted from singing praises to God is when our breath is taken away. When we refuse to praise God, we are unknowingly associating ourselves with the dead because that is only when we are not expected to praise Him.
Praise Him when you feel like it
Praise Him when you don’t feel like it
Praise Him when He opens a door
Praise Him when He shuts a door
Praise Him when He heals you
Praise Him when you are still smitten with sickness and pain
Praise Him when He gives you food
Praise Him when you are still expecting Him to provide
Praise Him when you are hungry
Praise Him when you are full
Praise Him when you are happy
Praise Him when you are sad
Praise Him when a life is born
Praise Him when a life is taken
Praise Him when you are married
Praise Him when your marriage is experiencing storms
Praise Him in the highs
Praise Him in the lows
Praise Him when you get the job
Praise Him when you get fired
……You get the gist 🙂 :)… This is just my way of saying praise Him at all times.
Remember He said “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19:40.
I pray that the stones will not cry out in our place.