Daily Devotionals

YOUR PRAISE, YOUR VICTORY (Expression of Gratitude)

“And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn.” 2 Samuel 6:14‭-‬15 ESV The Ark of the Covenant had been away from Israel for a long time. It was captured by the Philistines but returned because it was causing mayhem in their city. When it was brought back, David, out of fear, decided to send it to the house of Obededom. However, upon realizing that it brought blessing to the house of Obededom, David made haste to bring it into Israel. On that memorable day, David praised God with his dancing and shouting, so much so that he exposed himself to all present. He was expressive in offering praise to God. Praise is an expression of gratitude to God in words or songs and is accompanied with actions such as dancing, jumping, running and clapping. It takes a heart of gratitude to bring praise unto God. Your praise is in recognition of what God has done for you. It must be expressed on the outward and not only be an inward expression. David danced before the Lord in praise in the midst of everyone. Praise to God must be seen in the public. You don't have to feel shy when it's time to praise God. You should be excited about the opportunity to appreciate God for His goodness in your life. #Prayer Father, I ask that you will help me not to forget all you do for me so I can offer you my unhindered praise, in the name of Jesus!