I have discovered that all the complaints and frowning of man is centered around the material things that he feels he should have but does not have. So, he murmurs and complains about needs at the expense of appreciating the gift of life. Many people misplace their priorities; they value things more than life, so their praise is hindered.


The reason I praise God is not for things, I praise God for Him and for me. I am not dancing because things are good but because God is good. The things that are good today may turn otherwise tomorrow, but God will never change, He remains the good God and His mercies endure forever. Your good car today may become worn out tomorrow, when that happens will you still praise Him? Habakkuk 3:17-18 says, “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” No matter what has happened or not happened, I keep rejoicing in the Lord! My mood is not determined by things but by God, He is the centre of my joy!