Bless the Lord at all times. Keep praising Him. Lift up His name. Exalt Him above everything. Today Sunday is a good day to praise the Lord. Tomorrow Monday will be a great day to praise the Lord. Tuesday will be a great day to praise the Lord. Every single day of the year is a great day to praise the Lord. When you have that mindset and you know in your heart that every day is the day the Lord has made and you rejoice and are glad in it, nothing can defeat you. God is in His praises. Every time you praise Him you invite Him into your life, into your situation, into your problem, into your happy moment. Every day is the perfect day to praise the Lord but you won’t feel like praising Him every day. You see, you have to deal with your flesh. Your spirit wants to praise Jesus all the time but your body, your emotions and your feelings would rather dwell on what is going wrong and give up. Praise is the power that defies all negativity. Praise is of the spirit and it is the enemy of complaint and whining. Your flesh will do what it can to bring you down into the pit of self-pity but if you stand strong, your spirit will take you to new altitudes of praise. Choose to praise the Lord despite how you feel and despite what is happening in your life.
Decide today and tomorrow that you will praise the Lord. Make it a habit. Get used to it. Make it a lifestyle. Find things to say to praise the Lord. Find things to do to praise the Lord and do it even when it hurts and even when it doesn’t feel right. Praise often doesn’t feel right. It feels like you are betraying your mind because your mind tells you that you should be lying down and you should be miserable. Praise says “God is good all the time. In Him I can stand and I can make it.” Your flesh will try to block praise. Go past your flesh. Sometimes when praising is hard, I play some good and uplifting worship and praise music. My spirit enjoys it and my whole being catches up eventually and I have a praise party. Celebrating the Lord is what we were meant to do. We get confused because of our carnal desires that oppose praise but the truth is that we are praise machines that are great powerhouses of worship. Let’s remember who we are in Christ and let’s praise Him more than we complain to Him.
Where the Spirit of God is, there is freedom. When we praise, the Spirit of the Lord is present and in all His glory. He loves our praises. He rejoices with us. He joins us in our praise and He magnifies Jesus. His power to save and to set us free is in full swing when we praise Jesus. Expect freedom. Expect liberty when you praise the Lord. Expect a breakthrough. Expect a blessing. Expect a miracle. Expect positive changes. Expect things to turn around. Expect Jesus to get all the glory. Expect Heaven to sing and praise with you. Let your praise be loud and your fear will go silent. Praise Jesus at all times. He will bless you at all times. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t feel any difference. God is not in your feelings. He is in your praise and He will make you feel better and stronger. Stick to praise and keep doing it. It is going to be your best practice and the reflex and reaction you will have to life’s worst moments. Bless the Lord at all times. Stay encouraged. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 34:35; Psalm 63:4; 1 Timothy 2:8