READ

"Whoever offers praise glorifies me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God." (Psalm 50:23)  

REFLECT

We often talk about bringing glory to God as if it is a complicated process. In reality, it is quite simple: we bring glory to God by offering praise. 

But offering praise, while simple, isn't easy. To do it, we have to swim upstream of our circumstances and emotions and choose to acknowledge the good God has done - even in difficult times.  And yet the difficulty of praise is what makes it so beautiful. Praise is a sacrifice. This explains why God treasures the words of worship we offer to Him. A life of praise is indeed a "pleasing aroma" to our Lord (2 Cor. 2:15). Choosing praise is evidence of a heart that embraces God's faithfulness in every situation, acknowledging that in the midst of a sin-stained world, God is still good. And a heart that knows God's goodness can't help but bring Him glory! 

RESPOND

Lord, bring to mind all the ways you have been faithful to me. I praise you for what you have done in my life!  

YOUR TURN  

How can you make praise a habit? 
 
What hinders an attitude of praise in your life?