“Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for the wonderful works to the children of men! For He has broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron into two” – Psalms 107:15.
The act of praise and thanksgiving should be part of our lifestyle; a daily event in our lives. But because it is much easier to focus on what we do not have, we tend to ignore and under-appreciate the things we do have.
Why should we Praise God:
- Praise God for His goodness and unfailing love. God is love. If you mistakenly forget His name call Him love. He has enscribed and carved your name in the palms of His hands.
- Praise God for His wonderful works. If you look (without even looking deeply) you will come to realize that some of the things you have now are things you were once praying for. Praise God for your testimonies: for all He has done in the past, all He is currently doing, and all He is going to do in the future.
- Praise God because He has broken the gates of brass. The gate of brass here represents every challenges that you once thought you’ll never overcome, every life threatening situations you escaped, every disappointments turned blessing, every trails and tribulations that He delivered you from. He was there with you all along. He is here with you now. Praise Him.
- Praise God because He has cut the bars of iron in sunder. There is no obstruction that is not easily removable by God. Where there seems to man’s judgement no recovery, God can and will come to the rescue to show His mighty powers.
I’m gonna dance and praise Him! It doesn’t matter what comes my way. The greater one lives inside of me! His name is Jesus!
Do not let your current situation dictate when and how you give God praise. Do not let your current situation kill your spirit of thanksgiving. Even in prison, Paul and Silas prayed and praised the Lord. Appreciate God in the place where you are because God is not finished with you. You’re a project in His hands, and He sees to finish whatever He starts. Ascend to that place where thanksgiving will become a lifestyle for you. I challenge you today to make a list of ten things you are thankful for.