I am reading through the Psalms, backwards. I like to change up my Bible routine every now and then. I know; I’m quirky. Through reading the Psalms I have heard God gently tugging at my heart todo more of something.

Something that requires a little extra thought and practice, something that isn’t unique to Christians yet somehow we bypass it, almost daily.

It is a recurring refrain throughout the Psalms. I have always been taught that if the Bible repeats something you should take heed. Here I am, almost 15 years into my Christian walk and finally noticing the utter most importance of praise.

Synonyms for praise: bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol, glorify, hymn, laud, magnify,Praising God is a calling.

It is commanded in Scriptures.

To praise and glorify God is the very essence of our existence. When we praise God, we call attention to His glory and not our own. We praise because of who He is. We don’t just praise because of what He has done for us.

To do only the latter would bring focus on God for His goodness only. If God chose to do nothing ever again for His people, His character would still be more than enough to offer praise. We praise Him because of His Praise God for: redemption, reconciliation, His love, grace, and mercy, His goodness, His omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.

Praise God for His mighty acts, unending love, His perfect plan and wisdom.

Praise God for His holiness. Praise Him for his righteousness.

Praise Him for the fact that He is just and good.

Praise Him because you were fearfully and wonderfully made.

“Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”

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