The very fact that the almighty God welcomes and invites us into His gates and courts is cause enough for thankfulness and praise. He wants us to know Him and be with Him. Praise and gratitude releases us from the bondages of self-living and launches us into the power of God's presence and life more abundant. The blessing of His name places our identity in Him and teaches us to keep our eyes on Jesus.
Worshipping God is the PURPOSE of our existence. He is light and his light causes us to see! We discover not only more about who God is but also more of who we are when we get closer to God. We draw close through thanking Him. And we bless his name bc He is worthy, he is our creator, he's the bomb.com and the only reason we can even take another breathe. Let every breathe praise the Lord because it's only bc of Him we have breathe to breath.
The only way into the Lord's presence is with thanks and praise. In order to be thankful you must remember all that the Lord has done, who He is and what He has promised to do. These things are not dependant on your current situation. If you only praise and thank the Lord when things are going well you'll never understand true victory. Christ is victorious for us in that He conquered sin and death. There is always thanks and praise to give for this alone.
Harvest Church Meridian