Praise waits for Thee, O God in Sion: and unto Thee shall the vow be performed. ~ Psalm 65:1
The word “waits” in this verse can be translated “is silent”. This seems strange due to the fact that praise is to be any thing but silent. But this scripture is presenting a picture of a lion who is silently waiting to pounce upon his prey. That’s what we’re to be like when we come into the house of God. We’re to be just waiting to spring forth in praise to God! What a hugh difference it would make in the anointing in our meetings if everyone came with this attitude.
The story is told about Smith Wigglesworth who once made everyone present in a meeting leave and come back in praising the Lord. One lady who was present in that meeting remarked years later about how powerful that meeting was. The psalmist of old told us to “enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise”. Simple obedience to God’s commands will always produce remarkable results. Let’s all do a better job at entering His gates!