There is not a person in the world, who does not like to be praised or thanked. So why would you think for a second that the God who made the universe, and everything in it, would not want to hear those appreciative words of thank you Lord. Listen, when you complain, and murmur you better know that the devil is having a party, a big celebration because you are miserable; But when you praise God it makes the devil sick, it destroys his pride, thus rendering him useless and defeated. Unless you are so mis-guided, or mis-lead into believing that you did it all, and God didn’t do anything.
I get to a point where I thank God for the things seen and unseen, because, there are things He does that’s obvious, and there are things He does that we have no clue that, He intervened and prevented from happening to His children. Where we don’t end up as statistics, in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are so many people in the world, who ended up in the cemetery, morgue, and hospital, that was not and is not covered under the protection and shadow of the almighty (Psalms 91:1). That’s why I have to praise, and thank Him every chance I get, praise in advance, for future blessings, praise Him in the morning, noontime, evening – time, night-time, and every time, I get the time(Psalms 119:164). I have to Thank Him for waking me up everyday, He doesn’t have to, but He does it, because He loves me. I have to thank Him, for introducing me to His son Jesus Christ, so that I have access to Him, His privileges, His promises, His goodness, grace, mercies, and everything that’s good and perfect. The beauty about having a personal relationship with God is; We don’t have to wait or depend on earthly people; like a Priest, Bishop, Preacher, or anyone to go to God on our behalf. I go to Him in prayer, for myself, when I want, and how I want. It is so sad, when you see people depending, or waiting to call their pastor to pray for them, not realizing they have the same access to Him as they do. All they need to do is clean their act up, and start living according to His standards, and guidelines, presenting their bodies as a living sacrifice, Holy and acceptable unto Him, which is our reasonable service; we cannot be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so that we can prove, what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12 :1-2). If you are not living righteous and Holy then you are living for the devil, thus making you an enemy of God, and your prayers will not be answered, regardless of who prayed for you(James 4:2-4).
Praising God my friends is a privilege not an option, He does inhabit the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3), He did it for the Israelites, and we are also His people, Jesus gave us the right, and privilege to be called children of God ( 1 John 3:1; John 1:12). Lets follow Davids example, “His praises shall continually be in my mouth”(Psalms 34:1); just remember when the praises go up, blessings are released, for our benefit (Psalms 33:1). God deserves all glory and praise(Psalms 147:1); why don’t you praise and honor Him today, by accepting Him through His only begotten son Jesus Christ, just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, trust me it will be the best praise He ever gets from you. All praise, glory, honor, and thanks goes to God the Father of our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ for using me to get His message out to his children, may it bless you as it did me.