Psalm 134: 1-3 “Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the maker of heaven and earth.”
The most repeated words we heard in the first Christian meeting we attended were "Praise the Lord". I remember saying these words, imitating others in the room. It sounded good to us. Praise the Lord! We really didn't know why we were saying, "Praise the Lord" but at the same time it felt right. That night I accepted the Lord as my savior and got filled with the Holy Spirit...PRAISE THE LORD indeed!
When the grace of God enters your heart and you receive Jesus into your being, there comes a desire to praise the Lord. The word says out of the heart the mouth speaks. Suddenly, there comes a realization of who God is and what His tremendous love has done for your life and that eternal. When the light goes on its like a switch is flicked and out of your inner most being flows praise to the Almighty.
Praise should be the natural outflow of a grateful heart. It puts everything in perspective and states that He is greater than we on earth. Praise puts Him in the highest and rightful place and keeps our heart set on Him from whom all goodness flows.
The bottle line is we are blessed when we praise the Lord. When the cares and worries of life encompass you or your heart is broken over a situation, try to lift up your eyes and your hands in surrender to the lover of your soul. Begin to praise Him because He is in control and is worthy of our praise.
Prayer: “Father I thank you for who you are and all that you have done in my life. I praise You for You are good and Your love endures forever. Praise the Lord!”