The Bible tells us that when we are happy we are to sing praises. It’s a wonder that God had to remind us to do that. We have no problem seeking God when we are going through difficult times. Unfortunately, people forget to seek God when they are not facing trouble. Why most there be a need before praise?
King David showed us what it should be like when we are in a time of peace and rest from trouble. He danced before the Lord with all of his might. He laid aside his title and position and gave Almighty God the glory and honor that He is due. Rejoicing should be as much a part of our lives as prayer. Many people pray only when they have to; but prayer is not to be considered a spare wheel. Prayer is the steering wheel that guides us every day of our lives. Prayer and praise is the fuel that carries us through the good times and the hard times, and our relationship with our heavenly Father should be consistent and not on again – off again according to what emotional state we find ourselves in. Ask yourself how you would feel if you had a friend that only contacted you when they needed something from you. It would break your heart and we should not treat God in the same manner.
Purpose in your heart that you will praise God continuously and not let circumstances dictate your praise. God deserves to be honored and glorified solely because of who He is and not only for what He does for you. God is holy and worthy of all praise!