Psalm 102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.
Satisfaction is always related to fulfillment of purpose or when something fulfills its intended use. We see it on products we buy, “Satisfaction guaranteed when used according to the manufacturer’s intended use.” There is a certain dimension of satisfaction intended by God for every believer to experience that cannot be found anywhere else except in praise. Praise fulfills one of the purposes God created us for, “…for thy pleasure they are and were created,” Revelation 4:11; “…they shall show forth my praise,” Isaiah 43:21; “…the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord,” Psalm 102:18.
If we were created and chosen to do so then praise should not be difficult but a delight. Praise should not be awkward but flow naturally and continually as Psalm 34:1 says, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Praise should not be mechanical but like breathing. It is a normal tendency inherent within every fiber of our innermost being. In fact, all of creation should praise the Lord:
Psalm 148:3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. 6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass. 7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl.”
Until our mind is renewed to praise the Lord, there will be a need for discipline and initiative on our part in order to develop a praise life regardless of our emotions. Some claim praise is just emotionalism and so they never express themselves. Praise is not emotionalism for it is fitting to let your emotions loose in praise and for our emotions to be affected as we praise. Praise was designed by God to affect our soul (Psalm 42:5, 11) where our emotions reside. Emotionalism is following the dictates of one’s emotions. The real truth of the matter is that emotionalism surfaces when we enter into praise only when we feel like it and refrain when we do not feel like it. Allowing our emotions to dictate our level of praise is true emotionalism. Let’s develop our praise life saints.