Hallelujah!  Sing to the Lord a brand new song, praise Him in the company of all who love him”  [Psalm 149 The Message]

Praise Him! Praise Him with the trumpets, praise Him with the castanets, praise Him with the banjo, the flute, the fiddle, the mandolin—in other words praise Him with everything that you have, let the breath of your life be music—let the song of your heart be filled with praise to Him!

Praise is the power of receiving new perception—praise propels you to greater vision and personal victory in every circumstance.  Perseverance without praise is like seeds without rain—like a bloom without sunshine.  Perseverance filled with praise brings forth continual growth and new beginnings.

To help rise above circumstances Paul gives a handle to grasp that will pull us up to praise—he said, ”…if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  [Phil. 4:8b] The mind of a man is the battleground on which every moral and spiritual battle is fought—J. Oswald Sanders.  No power is greater than the power of praise for within the harmony is the dwelling place of God. ”…You are holy, O You Who dwell in the praises of Israel” [Psalm 22:3 amp]  Let gratitude be your attitude this morning and watch your altitude sweep you into the Presence of the Almighty.

Further Reading:  Judges1-  Psalm 29; Hebrews 9-10