I have been reading a book which I have borrowed from my dear friend, Dawna. The book is by one of my favorite authors and teachers, Joyce Meyer.
In The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Joyce encourages us to take a praise pause. I don't think that there's anything that blesses the Lord more than when we stop right in the middle of whatever it is we're doing and worship Him. When pausing to praise, we remind ourselves that apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5), and express our total dependence upon the Lord. In turn, He blesses us. We are de-stressed and re-energized. Our focus changes from us to Him. As our perspective changes, often times He reveals to us another way of accomplishing our task which, in the end, is so much more efficient or beneficial.
Don't forget to praise Him today!