Burst into Praise

God’s Heart Today (G♥️T)

A Daily Devotional with David Olatona



Main Text
Psalms 34:1-10

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 34:1 (NKJV)

David begins his testimony in this Psalm by stating his intention to worship God at all times. This praise, however, is not passive; it is an intentional commitment to extol the name of the Lord in an ongoing manner. There’s a place worshipping the father takes us to that prayer can not take us to. When we worship and place Jesus at the center of it all, God in it infinity mercy settles and fight battles that are seen and unseen. As a believer, you should develop the act of giving (worship) to God than taking (praying) from Him. (Acts 20:35)

Here David maintains that he has chosen to adopt a posture of continual praise to the Lord. David is not claiming that he lives in a nonstop state of praise. Rather, he is emphasizing that situations of distress and despair (such as the one described in 1 Samuel 21:1-15 the psalm’s heading) are occasions when God should be blessed and not discarded. David strives to exalt God at all times – even the worst of times.

Praise magnifies the Lord that’s why we should do it at all times. To be determined to “bless the Lord at all times” is not denial or escapism; rather, this is the normal response of someone who has been grounded in the Lord and knows that God will be faithful, regardless of difficulties. God Himself knows that there are immense benefits that we enjoy, when we turn our eyes away from ourselves onto the Lord Jesus, and look fully into His wonderful face through our praise and worship of Him (Psalms 100:4-5)

Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word and the truths it contains, I choose to bless and praise you no matter how mundane the situation may be.

Lord Jesus, I am trusting You today for the grace to develop an attitude of grateful thanks and worshipful praise, in every area of my life. Amen.

Additional Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Ephesians 5:20.