Praise God in Everything

Those who love God and allow Him to lead in the way of righteousness will "inherit substance." We inherit substance when we respond to God's first love. We don't lose the substance of the Word of God in our thoughts and emotions or in our communication and responses.

We were not created to have sex outside of marriage. We were not created to stimulate ourselves or to "unwind" artificially by using drugs or alcohol. The terrible thing is that if you do those things, you will never be satisfied. You will always need more. But if you are relaxed and the joy of the Lord is your strength, then you are fulfilling the purpose for which you were created!

I love Psalm 50:23, where God says, "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me." Praise God in everything. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, whoever you are with, whenever you think of it, Praise God! "Let everyone that hath breath praise the Lord" (Psalm 150:6). Let all the people praise the Lord (Psalm 67:5). Regardless of your natural disposition-whether you are quiet and subdued, wealthy or poor-praise Him with your mouth! Why, even the trees and all of His creation praise Him.

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