Praise Him by Mayada Naami

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name (Psalm 100:1-4 NIV).

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, I am writing this blog and wondering if people really understand the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Many Americans gather with friends and family, eat turkey and all the trimming, and then go back to their busy lives once the weekend is over. Before Thanksgiving was celebrated as a holiday, it was a part of King David’s daily life. David wrote psalms as hymns of praise and worship to God. We can learn from David how to be a consistent and passionate worshipper. David teaches us that through daily worship that we can have an intimate and deep relationship with God.

Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.

(Psalm 150: 1-6, NIV)

The word praise was repeated 13 times in Psalm 150. It began with “Praise the Lord” and ended with “Praise the Lord.” Our days should begin and end with praising the Lord—even when things don’t seem to be going our way. Even though David was a broken person, and a sinner, he humbled himself, admitted his sin, and sought forgiveness from God. In all situations he gave thanks and praise to the Creator of the Universe. Let’s daily seek God’s heart and His will for our lives and let our words and actions be pleasing to God. As followers of Christ, we can be like David and commit to praise God daily with every aspect of our lives. Worship Him every day, everywhere, and praise Him for everything.

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. (Psalm 71:8, NIV)

How strong is your faith? Do you trust God in ALL circumstances? Are you worshipping the Lord no matter what circumstance you are in?




Lord, help me to be thankful in every circumstance of my life trusting that You work ALL things for good for those who love You and are called according to your purpose.

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