The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and Holy in all His works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. (Psalms 145:17-18)
It is not a simple and flippant offhand remark we say as a way of 'thanks' for GOD wants us to truly be grateful for everything He gives us, and call upon Him in truth.
It is not just something we do with Psalms, and Hymns and Spiritual Songs making melody in our heart to the Lord; as important a directive as that is.
No, praising our Lord is a continual act of worship, awe, blessing and honor which is His due. He is Worthy. We praise Him in our adoration, we praise Him in our obedience to His Word, we praise Him in our testifying about His wondrous works.
And when we tell others about what Jesus has done in our life; from Salvation, to providing for us, to caring for our needs, and comfort during trials; we praise His Name and the Psalmist reminds us that the Lord is nigh to all them that call upon Him.
If you know Jesus, and have that assurance that comes from the presence of the Spirit within you, tell someone of what GOD has done for you.
If you don't know Him; if you don't have that Blessed Hope of a relationship with Jesus Christ by Faith in His finished work on the Cross; I pray that you will receive Him today and praise Him for his Salvation.
Jefferson A. Sweet