The Lord is great and greatly to be praised!!! Just thought I would share that with you today. We must understand that praise is more than just a celebration but it is a weapon that can be used to change the outlook of our day, as the Word reminds us that the LORD inhabits the praises of His people. Just for a little bit why don't you stop what you are doing and take a minute to give God some praise, cause in spite of what we may be going through He is still worthy of our Praise.
You know I was going to write something else today, but I just felt a shift in my spirit, so I will go with the shift. Praise ladies and gentlemen is what we offer unto God because of the things He has done, and it isn't just limited to what He has done for us. It deals with any and everything that God has done from waking you up, to keeping the universe together, to the air we breathe, to the miracle of life, from a cool breeze on a sunny day, to the work of His hand in our lives, to others lives, Praise is my ability to recognize that no matter what God did it, and I am grateful for His doing it even if I can't fully understand it our trace it.
Praise can manifest itself in a number of ways, I can praise Him with a dance, a shout, prayer, the lifting of my hands, the clapping of my hands, the slow tears that fall from my eyes, rolling on the floor, hollering (that is therapy for your soul) known as a shabac, a hand wave (cause sometimes He is so good that words can't express and I just got to wave a hand), leaping, shaking yourself, running (and being on the Holy Ghost Sprint and Distance team), and just letting yourself go in all the good things you have recognized Him to do.
Praise comes hard when we don't recognize that it was God that did it. If we recognize that God truly is the creator of Heaven and Earth and that He was in the beginning (Genesis 1:1) then it is easy to recognize that all praise belongs to God, cause anything we have and are able to enjoy is because God did it, and that is enough to praise God for. I don't know about you, but I feel like David when He encouraged Himself in the Lord, I believe David just started reflecting on all that God had done and started praising and in him praising the LORD it caused God to be bigger than his problems, situations, trials, tribulations, worries, set-backs, shortcomings, and mess-ups, and caused him to see what God saw when He put His hand on David's life. Today you may be saying I need victory in an area well one thing I will tell you is this if you want victory begin to do like this and make this declaration for your life:
I will bless the Lord at All times (have something good to say about the God I love), and His praise shall continually be in my mouth (that is a promise made to God of what you will do which is to be thankful to what He has done and it will be found in your mouth the instrument that speaks life and death according to proverbs). My soul shall make her boast in the Lord (recognize anything we have is because God did it). Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.