Put Your Hear Into It! (1)

“I will bless the Lord at all times.”                   Psalm 34:1 NKJV

If you shout your lungs out at a ball game on Saturday but sit silent and subdued when it’s time to worship God on Sunday, maybe you’re more excited about sports than spiritual matters.  Ouch!  A great definition of worship is “worth-ship.”  What worth do you place on God and your relationship with Him?  You say, “But sometimes I don’t feel like praising God.”  Feelings have little to do with it!  A good relationship isn’t based on emotion but on commitment.  The Bible says, “Let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God. that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name” (Heb 13:15 NKJV).

Note the words “continually” and “sacrifice.”  With God, the praise that costs is the praise that counts!  Imagine someone with a good job, a good family, and good health praising the Lord in church.  Now imagine somebody living alone, shut in by sickness, who raises his or her feeble arms and lifts their voice in praise.  Which one do you think gets the highest marks?  The Psalmist said, “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised” (Ps 113:3).  This Psalmist scheduled praise-breaks throughout his day; “Seven times a day do I praise thee” (Ps 119:164).  We have tea and coffee breaks; he had praise-breaks!  If you want to change your environment and your attitude, start praising God throughout the day.  Not only will you bless the Lord, He will bless you in a hundred and one different ways.  Don’t take anybody else’s word for it–try it and see!

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today