Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
- Psalm 63:3-4
When you say all, do you mean ALL?
I am a part time homeschooling mom. It is hard to explain how that works in this short of a time, so just focus on the homeschooling part.
There are times when I’m giving my children an assignment that is lengthy, and their response inevitably will be, “Do I have to do ALL of this?”
That word “all” get us. Sometimes we like it, “You can have all of the cash you find in this envelope.” Sometimes we dread it, “You have to pay taxes on all of this cash.”
Sometimes we are intimidated by it, “We need to renovate all of the rooms in the building.”
Praise is something we should do at all times, and that can feel daunting. What about hard days, bad days, awful days? How do I praise in the times when nothing feels praiseworthy?
David was committed to a lifelong lifestyle of praise, and God called David a man after His own heart. It wasn’t David’s behavior, but his willingness and desire to do the daunting, to praise God in every circumstance that we want to emulate.
Over the next few days, we’ll talk about praising in times when we don’t feel like it, and see the power of following God’s heart in the midst of our hardship.
Will you commit today to praising God in every circumstance?