"And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord —and I will celebrate before the Lord."2 Samuel 6:21 ESV As David danced before the Lord in praise, Michal, his wife, criticized him for dancing in an unkingly manner. David's response was that his praise was to the God who had given him the throne over the house of her father. He acknowledged what God had done for him. Remember, the definition of praise is an expression of gratitude to God in words or songs. It is an appreciation of what God has done for you and the blessings He has bestowed upon you and your household. Your appreciation must then be in equal proportion to His blessings over your life. In Genesis 14, when Cain and Abel presented their sacrifices to God out of the proceeds of their businesses, God accepted Abel's and rejected Cain's. Abel's offering/praise was the best portion of his flock while Cain's wasn't the best from his farm produce. The praise God accepts is one in equal measure to the blessings He has given so offer your best praise to Him for what He's done for you. #Prayer May I never forget the blessings you bestow on me so that my praise will be in measure to what you have done for me, in the name of Jesus.