// Kenneth W. Hagin
The Creator Is Pleased With Our Praise
God, the Creator of Heaven and earth, is pleased with our praise. True praise glorifies Him
(Ps. 50:23). But true praise also affects us. The more we praise God for what He has done and is doing for us, the better we'll feel and the brighter our lives will begin to look. That's why it's so important to learn to live in the praises of God.
We've got to practice praising Him. For example, instead of groaning and grumbling when that alarm clock goes off in the morning, train yourself to say, "Praise the Lord! This is the day He has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!"
If you will do this consistently, you will find your attitude changing from negative to positive. In fact, you will find that praising God affects your entire day. Instead of feeling irritable and disagreeable, you will discover new strength and vitality. Praise will encourage your spirit. It will change the spiritual atmosphere of your home.
Praise will also help you tap into the healing Jesus has already provided. Healing is always available to you, but praise is a wonderful demonstration of your faith. You're praising God for the answer before you actually see it manifested.
Wherever you are—whatever you're facing in this new year—I encourage you to begin to give God praise. Praising God replaces hopelessness with hope. Praising God for His goodness dispels doubt and unbelief. Praising God will carry you from sickness to health, from despair to joy, and from bondage to liberty.
You see, praise and defeat cannot live in the same house. When you praise God in faith, nothing will be impossible to you (Luke 1:37)!
Don't miss a single page of this month's magazine! Dad's article will show you how to be a success this year by following the Holy Spirit. And Lynette's article will help you to take inventory of your life.
I pray that this will be your best year ever as you practice praising Him!