“Dare to praise [God] for being good….” – Becky Harling, in The 30 Day Praise Challenge
There’s more to that sentence, but these seven words stopped me short. Do I really need to be dared to praise God? Shouldn’t praise flow naturally and easily? Actually, yes – to both. Because in difficult circumstances (read: “when things don’t go the way I want them to”), it’s difficult to praise God. And it’s especially difficult to praise him for being good in those times. As if he’s sometimes good and sometimes…well, not so much.
But no, really: God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. So praise him for being good. Go ahead, I dare you! (Thanks for the reminder and the challenge, Becky!)