Forgive my stereotyping but I believe most women will agree, it is not enough to know her husband loves her. She wants to hear it and she wants to hear why. So does God.

This is not to stroke His ego (He doesn’t have one), but to deepen our love relationship and increase our awareness of His goodness.

The richer a relationship, the more personal the praise. Comments of appreciation to our spouses are not on the same level as those we make to a friend, like a simple, “You’re a good man, John.” They are deeper, more precise, intimate—at least they should be. How intimate is our praise of God?

When we talked about negativity last week, we noted that it not only hurts others but affects us, our attitudes and behaviors. Praise affects us too. When we freely glorify God we will discover our faith is stronger, our confidence in Him more sure, and our attitudes expectant. When we extol the God who is Almighty, ever-present, and in charge, fear and worry move to the back seat.

What do you appreciate about God? Tell Him today and every day. Glorify God as a natural part of your thoughts and share it with Him and others. As you bless Him, you will be blessed.

I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:1-3