It is good to praise the Lord. In Psalm 150, (New International Version) we read, 1 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. If you have one breath left in your body, you are enjoined to use it for the praise of God. Even inanimate objects spend their time and energy in the praise of God, how much more, we who have the breath of God within us.
You may be wondering why it is so important for us to praise God that the entire psalm is devoted to the subject. It is not as though God needed our praise because if we do not praise Him, the very stones on the road will do it as we see in Luke 19-39-40, 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.”
We are the first beneficiaries when we praise God; therefore it is to bless us that God desires us to give him praise. You see, praising God brings us promotion. Each time, God wanted to choose a leader from among the children of Jacob, He chose Judah; you may know that Judah was not the first-born son. He was only number 4 by birth but his name means praise. God always leads with praise. David knew that secret and therefore said in Psalm 100:4, that we should lead and enter into God's gates with praise, Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Each time you start a project or prayer with praise, you win and you are promoted. That is why it is important to praise the Lord, somebody Hallelujah!!