It is fitting to thank the LORD, and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign One! (Psalms 92:1 NET)
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give him thanks! Praise his name! (Psalms 100:4 NET)
We are told that it is fitting to sing praises to our God. We are told to come into His presence with praise. When is the last time you came into His presence with praise? Many times we come into His presence seeking His hand and what He can do for us. Before we start asking for things, we should come into His presence and give Him praise for who He is and for what He has already done for us.
Do you have people in your life that only come around when they want something? How does that make you feel? Wouldn't it be nice if those people would occasionally let you know how much they love you, appreciate you and thank you for your friendship and what you have already done for them?
Today we are challenged to come into His presence with praise. Let God know how much we love Him, appreciate Him, and value Him. Come into his presence and give him praise for who He is and for what He has done.
Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in the sky, which testifies to his strength! Praise him for his mighty acts! Praise him for his surpassing greatness! Praise him with the blast of the horn! Praise him with the lyre and the harp! Praise him with the tambourine and with dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and the flute! Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with clanging cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD! (Psalms 150:1-6 NET)
Jim Turner - Chaplain STORM