Friday, August 30, 2013

"The Measure Of Praise"

"From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised." Psalms 113:3
According to this verse the Lord should be praised from the time the sun rises until it sets-- which means all day. His praise should continually be in our mouths. There should not be a time when we aren't praising Him. You may say, "Well, how can I praise Him, you don't know what I am going through?" Our circumstances should not dictate our praise. They don't determine God's worthiness. God is worthy of praise period! 
We tend to let what we are going through or how we feel determine our praise, or how much we praise. We measure our praise level by where we are and what is happening in our lives instead of by who God is. If we would measure our praise according to who He is instead of what we are going through we would find it impossible not to praise Him. We couldn't keep our mouths' shut. There would be no way we could withhold it. 
There is a secular song that says, "There ain't no mountain high enough. Ain't no valley low enough. Ain't no river wide enough. To keep me from getting to you." If we would praise God according to who He is, instead of praising Him according to our feelings and circumstances, then our hearts would have a new theme and we would be saying, "There ain't no mountain high enough. Ain't no valley low enough. Ain't no river wide enough. To keep me from praising You, Lord."
Have a great day. Give God your praise based on who He is and not on what you are going through.
For further reading:
Psalms 18:3; 34:1
Revelation 5:12
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