When We Praise God

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (Psalm 19:1)

Praise is defined as the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.
What’s something in your life that you have praised recently? Maybe a song you heard, an outfit you saw, a show you watched, or a friend’s actions you admired.
When we share that praise with others we have a purpose. Maybe not a life goal, but there is a reason we are sharing it.
“Did you see that new movie? It’s so great! You guys have to see it.”
“Have you heard her new song? It’s amazing, you need to stream it now.”
“Did you see how he helped that family? Don’t you just admire him more than ever?”
In each case, the person giving praise has a purpose. He wants you to go see that movie or listen to that song. She wants you to see the goodness of that generous person.
We don’t praise  to entertain or pass the time, we praise to bring attention to something worthy of that attention.
When we praise God, we bring the attention of the world to the Creator who is indeed worthy of ALL of our attention. We prompt those who may not know Christ at all to take notice of Him.
Can you think of a time when someone else’s praise drew your attention to God?
When I read this devotion it blessed me. He is worthy of ALL our praise and attention. I am reminded of Luke 19:40, And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!