“Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:2.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Ezekiel 38-39, Psalm 145, and Revelation 20.
If I am going to praise God every day, it can’t be because of my circumstances.
Unfortunately, that often is the driver for my praise: conditions.
Circumstances vary but God does not. He is a constant and therefore my communion with Him can go on in all seasons.
If my praises are not conditional then they will have to be based on The Big Picture. That big picture is that God is over all things. He knows the past, present, and future.
I can have confidence in Him even though my circumstances tell me otherwise. If I am in terrible trouble, I know that He is aware of it and has a plan for me in it.
The best time for praise is before I even get out of bed. No “circumstances” are in place yet and He can be praised by me for what’s ahead.
I must be clean before Him. If I choose a godless path, I thereby loosen my relationship to Him, and the consequences are mine.
God is worthy of praise and I must be at it early and often. He deserves it!
“Lord, I love You. I thank You for sending the Messiah to rescue me from the consequences of my sins. To give me a new life unburdened by my sins. You are great and You are good. How blessed I am. Thank You, Lord.”
My praise for God must not be driven by my circumstances.