Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. Psalm 47:6-7
Giving praise to someone or something happens all the time. Watch the advertisements on television and one will see praise about many things. Every product is considered the best product out there. Many of those commercials are done with a song and music to draw a person into wanting to purchase that item.
Praises are also given to people all the time. People are lifted up as being the best at various things. Probably the most common are the sports players and then the musicians and actors. Awards are given out each year to those who are best in those categories, from the individual, up to the team or group.
It is acceptable to give praise to those who deserve it. There are some who have done something great and are worthy of some honor.
However, the focus should not just be on people or things in this world. Those people and those things will only last for a short time. Before very long, someone or something else will replace them. Someone will come along that is better or they will die off.
The one that does not die off and no one can be better than, is God. He has always been there since the beginning of time and will be there forever. God is the One who created everything that there is and holds it all together.
Keeping this in mind, should make you want to sing praises to your God and King. As you lift God up in praise, it will keep your focus on Him, rather than on the problems and mountains in your path.
Think about all the good things that God has blessed you with. Think about all the challenges God has already brought you through. Now praise Him for those things.
Your praise does not have to be with fancy words or perfect music, it just needs to come from your heart. Singing praise will lift your heart from a challenging situation. It will stir your heart to more faith in God.
So go through today with a song of praise on your lips and in your heart. Give God praise because He deserves it.
I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that you will give Him praise for who He is; that you will focus your heart on God; and that you will make God the King of your life.