The whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” …
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Luke 19:37-40 (NIV)
A relationship with Jesus makes your life better. Plain and simple. That fact alone should make us want to praise Him and thank Him and worship Him.
es, Jesus makes life better. I almost just want to keep saying it until the current crises in our lives are over: Jesus makes life better. I almost want to say it until those reading this who are clothed in anxiety can cast off those heavy garments and exclaim, “I know that if God be for me, who can be against me? No weapon formed against me can prosper!”
I'll say it again: Jesus makes life better.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV). Are you giving Him glory?
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power” (Jude 1:24-25 KJV). Are you ascribing to him glory and majesty, dominion and power?
I don't care whether you're in your living room, in your automobile, or stuck at work—wherever you are, you ought to rise from the sofa, get up from the kitchen table, or stand up in your cubicle and praise the name of Jesus—because He is worthy of your praise.
I'm going to say it one more time: Jesus is in our lives to make our lives better.
Because of that, we can say to Him, “Unto You be all the glory and all the praise and all the worship, to every generation.” Wherever you are, cast your head back and find a praise inside of you. Jesus is worthy!