Written by: Tim Wood
In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. (Psalm 44:8)
How often do you think about praising God outside of church on Sundays? The psalmist encourages us to praise God every day. It makes sense to praise God every day since we are going to praise him forever. Psalm 150:2 says, “Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.”
God is great all the time, not half the time or just on Sunday. God wants to be a part of our daily lives and our daily praise. He values time with us; He desires for us to acknowledge him with praise.
God is great, not just in one thing, but in all things. Because God is great in all things, we can praise Him in all ways. There is no limit to how, when, or where we can praise God.
Driving down the road in the car we can say, “God, thank You for allowing me to have a safe drive.” Or, hanging out with close friends, whisper, “God, thank You for surrounding me with a community that cares.” When we are going through a difficult season financially or spiritually we can say “God, thank You for teaching me and leading me through this.” Praising God in every circumstance gives us joy and pleases God. God gets glory from every act of praise no matter what shape or form.
How are you doing with praising God? Do you take advantage of opportunities to praise Him in all circumstances? Let me challenge you to find one thing to thank God for today. Find one thing and give him praise. “Through Jesus, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name” (Hebrews 13:15).