Practice Praise

Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. (Psalm 146:1-2)
As a teenager in high school I had a rather atypical variety of interests. I was a varsity field hockey athlete (you don’t hear that every day), a lifelong dancer and member of the school dance team, and a budding thespian, acting in school plays and performing with a student improv group. 
While my specific activities were pretty different, one thing was consistently on my schedule: PRACTICE! All of those activities required me to practice.
Becoming life-long, daily praisers of God also requires practice.
It takes little effort to see that human nature moves us more easily towards criticism and complaint than praise, so we have to replace that natural inclination and train our hearts and minds to praise like an athlete trains his arms and legs to have muscle memory to rely on come game time.

Practice is not often thought of as fun or enjoyable but it is necessary ad beneficial. If we set our minds and hearts to be committed to practicing praise, we are well on our way.
Are you ready to commit to practicing praise?
Write it down or tell someone in your life that you are practicing to be a lifelong, daily giver of God’s praise. 
Practice, Practice, Practice!! Commit to practicing praise. I pray you are encouraged to be a daily praiser of God!
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!