Praise is something we do every minute of everyday; most of us do it unconsciously. It does not require that you secret yourself away somewhere or that you go to a church. This writer gives us clues as to the practice and purpose of praise. The psalmist says in verse one that servants of the Lord should praise God's name. A servant, unlike a slave, is someone who willingly serves and obeys his master. Those who would praise God must do so willingly. The way that we praise God is through God's name. God's is I AM that I AM. Whenever we utter the words I am, we are setting the Laws of Mind into motion. When we use the words I am to affirm the good in our lives, we are praising God. In light of this, it behooves us all to spend some time thinking about how often we use those words in a negative light, taking the Lord’s name in vain.
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God is in our consciousness surrounded by mystery (clouds and thick darkness). Despite this mystery, we are given a clear path by the Presence and Power of the Christ within us. Once we understand our right relationship with God (righteousness) and constructively call the laws of Mind into action (justice), we can approach the throne. We can only come forward in the knowledge that we are each children of God, inheritors of the fullness God's estate.