The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Have you taken time to praise the Lord for what He has done in your life? As people, we soon forget all the Lord’s blessings and move on to the next part of our life. Throughout the Bible, we see people forgetting about God’s blessings. If you struggle with taking time out to praise the Lord, you are not alone. The good news is you don’t have to remain that way.

Psalm 103:1 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. [1]

The People Praise God After Seeing a Miracle

How would you react after seeing a miracle or experiencing one yourself? Mark 2:10Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, 11 “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” 12 And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!” [2]

Praising the Lord Lifts Us Up

When we begin to praise the Lord for what He is doing in our life, we begin to look up. Praise recognizes the work He is doing or has done. Something happens when we look up. We take the focus off ourselves, and now our focus is the Lord. Looking down in life is associated with depression, self-centeredness, and going our way. When we look up to the Lord, we think of being uplifted, thankful, appreciative, grateful, and joyful. Isn’t it amazing what happens when we praise the Lord?

Praising the Lord When it is Difficult

Have you ever prayed for God to change a situation? I certainly have. What if we praised God while we waited for our answer? The Bible tells us there is power in praising the Lord. When I praise God when things are not going well, it gives little room for the enemy to attack me. Praise the Lord today because Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross. Even when you don’t feel like praising God or don’t think you have the energy, praise Him!

Psalm 9:1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. [3] Praise the Lord for what He has done, to hear more:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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