When Brandon Lake released his latest song “Praise You Anywhere,” it broke the global first day streaming record for a Christian artist single on Amazon. But if you sing along, it’ll do quite the opposite of breaking in your own heart. Instead it’s an invitation to shift your perspective from your brokenness to your Healer. In this blog, we’ll discover what Brandon Lake says about the song, some Scripture about where to praise Him, and finally hear the song itself!
BRANDON ON "PRAISE YOU ANYWHERE"
In a video on Brandon Lake’s social media, he gives listeners the story behind the song:
We want to give you the same encouragement today. Turn your gaze to your Creator, focus on the blessings, then spend some time in praise!
SCRIPTURE ON PRAISING GOD ANYWHERE
Around the time “Praise You Anywhere” was released, Brandon shared several Bible passages with the hashtag #praiseyouanywhere. He reminds us that praising God isn’t just a good idea. It’s something that believers ought to do regularly!
PRAISE HIM WITH OTHERS
Certainly we can praise Him on our own with Bible study and radio worship time (with Life 90.5, of course). That activity should be part of our daily routines. But we also need to praise Him with others.
“Then I will praise you wherever I go. And when everything gathers for worship, I will lift up your praise with a shout in front of the largest crowd I can find!” – Psalm 35:18
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise Him name.” – Psalm 100:4
“Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.” – 2 Samuel 22:50
PRAISE HIM BECAUSE HE IS WORTHY
There’s also plenty of reason to praise Him. Even when our circumstances don’t make us feel like praising anything, God’s word still offers excellent reasons. We are to praise because He’s still good, He hand-crafted each and everyone of us, and he still comforts us in the difficult times.
“Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” – Psalm 100:4-5
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:13-14
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
It’s our prayer that you join with us in the goal of “Praise You Anywhere” because He is indeed worthy!
LISTEN TO “PRAISE YOU ANYWHERE”
YOUR THOUGHTS ON “PRAISE YOU ANYWHERE”
What do you think of the song? Are you praising God anywhere along with Brandon Lake every time you hear it? Tell us about it in the comments!