The Praise Perspective
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11
It is the tendency in most of us to plan our days and weeks according to the activities and work we need to accomplish. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but have you ever noticed how our schedules can become a distraction? The here and now so often grasps our attention that we forget that this life is temporal. But praise transforms our perspective—and that is a good and glorious thing.
In the book of Revelation, John was given the opportunity to look through the “door standing open in heaven” and see into the very throne room of Glory—to get a glimpse of eternal praise (Revelation 4:1). John was profoundly affected by the reality of eternity.
We are constantly pressured to think only about our present circumstances. Worship changes all of that. It reminds us that our current reality is a temporary stop on our way to the unseen reality of heaven. When we enter the presence of God through worship, everything that is going on in life is immediately brought into perspective by the eternal. We see life from God’s perspective—and everything changes. Praise transforms our perspective.
We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. Henry A. Ironside
Praise and worship brings perspective