A Special Purpose

Offering praise to God for who He is and all He’s done leads us to peace and joy.

Psalm 150:1-6

Yesterday, we looked at the way God sees us. How are we to respond to that love? Isaiah 43:21 says, “The people whom I formed for Myself will declare My praise.” An integral part of worshipping the Lord is proclaiming His greatness.

One way we do that is by thanking Him for who He is and what He has done. When we love someone, the most natural response is to speak highly about them. In the same way, we who love Christ find that expressions of appreciation come easily to our lips. Praise lifts our eyes to the Savior and fills our heart with the contentment that eludes us when we focus exclusively on personal needs and problems.

Although praise and worship are usually associated with church services, they ought to characterize us wherever we are. Some of the most intimate and precious experiences of worship can happen during times spent alone with God. Ask the Lord to teach you to extol Him with your whole heart. Remember how He has cared for you, and look for daily evidence of His hand on your life. Then thank Him for how great He is.