Psalm 67:5-6 “Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.”
To praise means to express enthusiastic admiration, or to extol the virtues of (to give a resume of), to pay homage or to be grateful. When we praise God, we prepare the ground to yield an increase. This is counter intuitive, because one would think that after God has performed in our lives we will praise. In the kingdom of God, we live a lifestyle of faith. Faith has confidence in God’s will and in His ability, and that is why we can praise before we see actual manifestations of what we are believing for.
Praise must come from the heart, and it demonstrates your faith towards God. Exodus 15:11 says “Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” It is in the midst of fiery, heartfelt, high praises that we see God in wondrous manifestation in our lives.
Praise turns God on, on your behalf. It is an act of faith that pleases God, and when God is pleased He is ready to do anything for you. We catch a glimpse of this in Mark 6:21-26 when the daughter of Herodias danced before Herod, so much so that she pleased him. He said to her “Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom”.
Make it a daily practice to praise and dance before God because this pleases God and settles you favorably for tomorrow.
Scriptures to Meditate: Exo.15:11, Ps. 67:5-6, Ps. 149:6-9