There are many days when I don’t feel like praising God. Not because He’s not good but because I’m too focused on my problems. God’s word didn’t say we should praise Him only when we feel like it; His word says we should praise Him no matter what the circumstances or how we feel. When we praise Him even if we don’t feel like it our focus changes from our situation to our savior.
And inevitably we begin to feel like praising and then we can’t stop praising and then our lives become a testimony and then He is glorified. Praise His name in season and out of season. Praise Him when times are good. Praise Him when times are bad. Praise Him at all times and in the words of my Pastor “all means all”. Not sometimes. Not when I feel like it. But All!!!!
I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually by in my mouth. (Psalms 34:1 NKJV)
Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in the heavens of His power! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness! [Deut. 3:24; Ps. 145:5-6] Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and [single or group] dance; Praise Him with stringed and wind instruments or flutes! Praise Him with resounding cymbals; Praise Him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! [Hallelujah!] (Psalms 150 AMPC)
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If any serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11 NIV)