(Hugs Daily Devotional)
Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. (Psalm 145:2)
Praise for our Creator shouldn’t be reserved for mealtimes, or bedtimes, or church services. Rather, we should praise God all day, every day, to the greatest extent we can – with thanksgiving in our hearts and a song on our lips.
Worship can and should be woven into the fabric of every day, not just Sunday. Well-known preacher A. W. Tozer once said, If you will not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him on one day a week.
In other words, true love for God reveals itself in our daily lives. We see him in every sunrise and sunset and all that is good each day that we live. True love for God will lead us to find time each day to go to His word for strength and reassurance, and to build our faith. It will cause us to want to speak to him in prayer any time of the day or night, in good situations or difficult ones. True love in our heart for God will not allow us to walk away from church on Sunday and not acknowledge Him again until the next Sunday.
So today, find time to lift your prayers to God and thank Him for all He has done. Every time you notice a gift from the Giver of good things, praise Him. His works are marvelous, His gifts are bountiful, and His love endures forever.
Two wings are necessary to lift our souls toward God:
prayer and praise.
Prayer asks. Praise accepts the answer.
(Mrs. Charles E. Cowman)
The paragraph above which is not in italics was added by Christine to help the reader better understand what the author is saying.