I was glad when they said unto me: Let us go to the house of the Lord! This is my testimony: After more than three months since I broke my left ankle, this is the first Sunday that I could walk to the altar to minister without having a crutch or a cane to support myself. I was encouraging the congregation to praise the Lord!
The command to praise God appears more than 250 times in the Bible! God is omnipresent but He indwells, He inhabits the praises of His people (Ps 22:3). In Hebrew, the word ‘inhabit’ means that God sits like a judge or like a king on His throne. Praise expresses itself thru singing, shouting, dancing, clapping or lifting up of hands. But praise is more than these. Praising God is a spiritual sacrifice! You praise God until you have an encounter with Him. When you praise, you expect to meet with the Living God! You cannot praise God in public more than you do in private. Put on a CD of Praise in your house, in your office, in your car. Train your ears to listen to songs of praise. Praising God is good!
When you praise God well, He will fight your battles and He will bless you with royal gifts. When the Praise goes up, the blessings come down. Because of who God is, you cannot praise God too much; only too little. Somebody said: ‘Praise is an open door to an occupied throne!’ When you praise God with all your heart, a door shall be open and you shall meet the King of Kings. No one who praises God well shall be disappointed! Let your faith increase! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!