Consistent Praise

Psalm 145:1-3
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.  Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

It is evident in Scripture that David puts much effort into praising his God.  It was something very important to him, and he implored others to do the same.  In fact, he commissioned singers and instruments so the temple would always be filled with the joyful noise of praise to God.  David was committed and dedicated to praising the Lord, and it is perhaps because he recognizes God’s greatness so much that he is compelled to offer so much praise.  He is conscious of the need for it and so takes time for it regularly and consistently.

How much and how often do we praise God?  Is it a daily habit in our lives?  Is it a conscious thing that we purpose in our hearts to do?  Have we developed an attitude of praise so that it springs forth no matter the situation or circumstances?  Do we look for reasons to praise Him even if it seems hard to find any?  Because our praise shouldn’t be about us, but about God.  The heart of our thankfulness and worship of Him doesn’t come from who we are or what we have, but who God is and what He is doing.

And our praise to God never has to stop, because we can praise Him every day for a lifetime here and then in eternity hereafter.  We’ll join the choirs of angels and saints and sing loudly in honor of our Lord.   So let us magnify Him now each day and throughout the day.  Let us recognize His presence near us and His hand upon our lives and glorify Him for all that He is to us.  Let us lift Him high and proclaim our praise of Him ever and always.

So if we, like David, have experienced the unmatched greatness of God for ourselves, may His praise ever be on our lips.  May we be as disciplined in praising God as we are about prayer and studying His Word.  May it be a consistent habit in our lives of just constantly acknowledging God and His greatness, because we’ll never run out of things to praise Him for.  He is truly the greatest, and He is worthy of as much effort as we can put into praising Him.

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