Do You Still Feel Like Praising God?
Let’s be honest there are times in our lives in which we do not feel like praising God. Perhaps you are feeling that way today. You are not alone. But understand you cannot stay there!
What should you do when you do not feel like praising God?
The Bible teaches us to offer the sacrifice of praise to God without ceasing audibly. We go to the sporting events, concerts, the job, and much more and have no shame in speaking our praises aloud for our teams and artists. But many people feel uncomfortable verbalizing and extolling praise upon God, whereby others can hear or see.
You do not need to be in a church building to praise God. You can praise God in your car. You do not need a praise team to create an atmosphere to praise God. You are the praise team. You don’t need a coach to come alongside you and tell you when to lift your hands in praise. Praising God is a personal experience, and you should raise your hands in praise anytime and anywhere. No one can praise God like you. No one knows better than you what the Lord has done in your life.
End the year in praise.
In 1739, Charles Wesley wrote a hymn named, O For a Thousand Tongues. Mr. Wesley was a great hymn-writer said to have written over 6500 hymns; he was also a great preacher. Verse 1 of his hymn says,
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
Praise the Lord, everybody!
The psalmist David wrote – Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalm 107:8, 15, 21, 31). This scripture is repeated four times in a single Psalm. So it just seems like praising God is dear to the heart of God. Don’t wait until the battle is over to praise the Lord, and don’t wait until New Year’s eve to praise the Lord. Praise the Lord right now. God deserves our praise!
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.