Praise is the first step…the first wall of the building of JOY! Let’s SELAH …stop and meditate on the word PRAISE…let’s marinate in PRAISE awhile each day…
All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth. (Ps. 138: 4)
Praise is what we can do! We can’t change anything! We can’t add one cubit! All is in the hands of our Creator…our God! King of kings and LORD of lords. It is HE that has made us and not we ourselves! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Our God inhabits our praise! So when we are lonely or afraid or just tired…or when we are frustrated…depressed…sad…what do we do?? We PRAISE.
We are His temple! He inhabits our praise!
I learned to sing this song from Psalm 135 as a child…
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the Name of the LORD;
Praise Him, O ye servants…ye servants of the Lord.
Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD! For the LORD is good.
Sing praises unto His Name; for it is pleasant.
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our LORD is above all gods.