Praise the LORD!


I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. – Psalm 69:30 

In the hustle and bustle of our routines, how much time are we able to set aside to praise God? We praise God on Sundays because we go to church. Do we praise Him through the week when we are busy with our endeavours? Are we able to recall God not just to complain, weep and rant, but to praise Him with our thanksgiving? Please note that there is no fault in complaining, weeping and ranting to God; rather God invites us to cast our burdens onto Him. It is our duty as well, to worship and praise Him for who He is and what He has done for us.

Well, what does it mean to sing praises to His name? When we sing praises to God, we invite His presence into our midst. Our songs become offerings, lifting His name high and drawing us closer to His heart. In the act of praise, our focus shifts from our circumstances to Him – the one who holds the universe in His hands. We find solace in His embrace and our hearts overflow with gratitude.

Gratitude allows us to be intimate with God. By acknowledging His goodness, we cultivate a heart of humility and contentment towards Him. We recognize His faithfulness in both the grand and the ordinary moments of our day-to-day lives.

Let us have a heart of praise, worship and gratitude towards Him in the exciting and mundane parts of our life because when we start to express gratitude to God, He adds value, worth and meaning to the worthless and the meaningless. Let us not praise and worship Him with an expectation to receive. Though it’s not wrong, the core idea when we praise God is to glorify His name and expressing our gratitude to Him.

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