Praise Him

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Psalm 100:4) 
The courts of every palace were set apart for the privileged inner circle, only. 
The courts were called the holy of holies when they were in the wilderness. 
The courts of God are a place of intimacy; a place where we don’t worship what he has done for us but, we worship WHO HE IS! 

In giving Thanksgiving, I remember to praise God for answered prayers about my children, my job, my home, relationships, health, or business worries.
But… in praising God, I simply praise him for being God.
I praise Him for being my everlasting Father, my faithful King, my merciful Shepherd.
I praise him for His faithfulness, His loyalty, His Love, and His stability.
Praising God is a very different thing than expressing Thanksgiving, 
Both are important. 

Thanksgiving is the ramp into the heavenly places, but praise lands us into His presence.
TODAY: I will purpose myself to give praise simply for who He is. 
In the intimacy of my praise I experience His presence. 

His presence will be my place of rest and peace regardless of my circumstances.
This devotion blessed me. I pray it blesses you and encourages you to praise Him today and to rest in Him with such peace regardless of what your going through.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!