I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1 KJV)
David wrote the precious words recorded above, stating he will bless the LORD at all times, and God’s praise shall continually be in his mouth. These were not words that merely expressed his desire. They are an expression of his lifestyle: he lived a life of constant praise.
A typical Christian, especially in the charismatic circle, knows there is a time during the worship service on Sunday that is set for praise and then worship. That is wonderful. It is a unique time of worship as a family of God. However, that time of praise is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your life of praise.
There is such a thing as a life of continual praise. Remember that your heart is an altar, and upon that altar, you should offer the sacrifices of praise at all times as Hebrew 13:15 says
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Hebrews 13:15 KJV).
You can learn to praise the Lord in your heart 24/7, and then express it with your mouth whenever appropriate as many times as possible. It has become a habit in me to say “I thank you Lord” or “I praise you Lord” many times a day. I have learned to be in fellowship, in praise and in worship 24/7. At the beginning of the year, I shared this teaching with you. It will be the best thing you will ever learn how to do in your Christian life: learning to be in practical fellowship with the Spirit 24/7. It is hard work, but you will be glad you did. In this atmosphere of continual praise and worship, the Presence of God thrives in your life! Live continually in praise!
Please take a moment to think over and say out Ps 34:1 above.
APPLY THE WORD
Are you ready to develop a lifestyle of praise? What if your heart becomes an altar, living altar, upon which there is always a sacrifice of praise? Can you imaging how your life will be flooded with the river of God’s presence? Let praise be a continual offering and not a once a week or once a day event.
Ask the Spirit to help you become conscious of His presence and develop the habit of continual praise.