The expectation of God is that when we give our lives to him we would give all of ourselves to him, and that is no different when it comes to our praise. God expects that when we praise him, whether individually or corporately, we are to give him our whole heart. In fact, he said as much in (Psalm 111:1) where David said “I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.” However, the question we must ask ourselves is: Are we giving our whole heart when it comes to praise? Are we giving our whole heart when it comes to the very thing (Praise) that changes not only our lives but the lives of others? You see when we as believers praise God, it may not always be about us; it could be about God touching a friend, a family member or even someone in the very congregation in which you worship. Let us never take our time of praise and worship before God lightly because someone is depending upon us to touch the heart of God that he might touch the heart of another.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason