My bloggy friend Lani posted the following quote on her Blessings 365 blog. It has been such an encouragement and challenge to me this week, so I wanted to share it with you. Take time to meditate on your own sacrifice of praise.
If you praise the Lord through a minor hardship or a major trial, you are offering a sacrifice of praise. Such a sacrifice costs you plenty - your pride, your anger, your human logic, and the luxury of your complaining tongue. A sacrifice of praise costs you your will, your resentment, and even your desire to have your own way in a situation. And for whose sake do we give up these things? We do so for the sake of Christ and for His glory. Praise in those circumstances is painful. Nevertheless, it is logical, even if our logic argues that God has no idea what He's doing. ~ Joni Eareckson Tada