Doth not all nature around me praise God?
If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe.
Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums
in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him
when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration?
Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire?
Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be?
~ Charles Spurgeon
So through Jesus we should never stop offering our sacrifice to God.
That sacrifice is our praise, coming from lips that speak His name.
Hebrews 13 v 15 (ERV)
We are encouraged again and again to praise our God,
for here lies the path which leads to victory.
Each step of praise though it be taken
over the rough stones of our difficulties and tears,
keeps us within God’s will and purpose for our lives.
Each step of praise, though it be taken
in the dark night of our struggles
when no lamp seems to light our way,
will lead us closer to the glorious sunrise
when all is revealed to us as pure love.
We are encouraged again and again to praise our God.
God does not have a self-esteem problem.
He does not need praise and worship to boost His ego.
His desire for the attention of His creation is rooted in love.
He commands praise and worship in order to benefit the worshipper.
~ Connie Ruth Christiansen
Some benefits of praising God: (from the article ‘7 benefits of praising God’ by Chris Heinz)
Praise changes the spiritual climate.
When you’re in a bad mood, begin praising God.
You’ll be amazed at how the atmosphere changes
Praise fulfils your primary purpose as a created being.
It is primal for creation to praise the Creator.
If you don’t, you’ll worship something else.
Praise reminds you of God’s presence in your life.
Praise reminds you that God is near.
Praise attracts God’s presence.
God is drawn to where He is welcomed.