Jun 18, 2016 11:42 PM CDT
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"Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." Psalms 30:4-5.
"God is an amazing god," "Truly God is the best thing to ever happen to me," "I love God," thoughts like this are probably what a lot of Christians think or say. There is an importance in praising God. It's not enough that we know the word of God and follow what is taught. It is important that we have gratefulness and even love for God. We cannot fully commit to God in the way that he wants unless we are in a loving relationship with God.
We have to realize that everything that happens to us is a blessing from God. Whether it is a small or big blessing, we are alive and well because of God. In the passage, it expresses how the things we suffer from our temporary, while the good things that will happen, everlasting life in heaven, will be forever. We may face dark situations that will make us sad, but the morning, or end of that situation, will make us happier and grateful. Whenever we are in a bad situation, have just come out of a bad situation or even when we are happy, we should remember that God helps us throughout our lives and praise him.
We should have this kind of gratefulness so that we can always have the heart to praise God. Praise is the best way to show our love for God. It is a way to express how much we appreciate and love God. Just as we want to hear words of love from our family and loved ones, Just as we like to hear words of thanks for our deeds, God also wants us to give thanks for everything he has done for us. God also want us to express our love for him. As Christians, we all have some amount of love for God. We should take the time in our days to show our appreciation for God. So when we are alone, we should say thanks. And when we sing in church, we should not let our minds wander or half-heartedly join in. We should use that time to focus on what has God done for us and examples of his love and use that to fuel our appreciation and praise for God.