It’s Sunday morning, do you know where your praise is? Is it showing or shall i put up a missing poster? For some it hasn’t been seen since you joined church & got baptized and for others, since trouble last showed up.
Doesn’t God deserve more than that? Doesn’t he show up when times are good and when they are bad for you? Didn’t he allow you to make it home safely after your night of partying? Didn’t he keep your lights on when you couldn’t pay your bill? Didn’t he comfort you when friends left, when husband/wife stopped loving, or when folk scandalized your name?
Then why is it that we choose when he gets praise? You’re at church showing out when your boyfriend leaves but quieter than a church mouse when you got money in the bank. You’re out shouting the mother on the mother board when you don’t have food but texting during service when it’s the first of the month. You’re the first one at the altar when you need a job & then rob God of his tithes when you’re blessed with one. You’re sitting at the front of the church when life is treating you bad, but couldn’t see you in the dark with a flashlight when so-call friends show up.
Please know, God is aware. He doesn’t keep score like man does but he knows. He knows when you’re praise is genuine and when it’s not. God said come into my house with praise on your lips and thanksgiving in your heart. The church is not the building you worship in, but it’s you. Most times the closest the sinner man gets to God is you! If you’re a mess then what reason would they have to seek God?
See, God allows the fire(trouble) to come into our life but it won’t consume you, it won’t even burn. When you put your hand in the world’s fire you come out with first, second or third degree burns & smelling like smoke.
Oh, But when you come out of God’s fire, you come out shining like gold and smelling like roses. God’s fire may feel hot to your body but it won’t burn. It might be filled with smoke but it won’t consume you! He knows what you can bear!
Because of this you need to give God the praise, thanks and worship that he deserves. I dare you to do it today cause tomorrow may be to late. Praise him while your mouth, hands & feet work because there maybe a time when they won’t. Praise him now, while YOU can.
Where is your praise? Where is YOUR praise??