Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name (Ps 100:4)~ Yes, God’s presence has a gate. But you have the keys to enter freely: thanksgiving and praise. When you praise God, It shows you TRUST Him. It shows that you BELIEVE His promises to carry you through; you focus on His proven character and His faithfulness to His promises. Praise demonstrates that we put more trust in God’s promises than in our problems, and that is faith. And our Lord responds to faith! How does He respond? Well, we believe that in Him, our victory is already done.. When we praise Him, show our trust and faith and truly believe and are thankful to Him for what we have faith in, blessing His name, He clears our vision of those things that hinder us…saying “Behold, I am doing a new thing, it shall spring forth, do you not see it? (Isa 43:19)” then, it all becomes clear to us! Do you want clarity of what God has already done? Then PRAISE HIM and believe Him today! Of course, you don’t HAVE to enter by the gate. You can stand stubbornly outside the walls, hoping to get God’s attention by the volume of your whining and complaining about what you see is wrong in your life. The more you remind God of what ‘is not’ in your life, the more you are denying what He says ‘IS’. No wonder He seems so quiet…you don’t even believe…and your complaining shows it! Have you ever thought that the trial He’s ALLOWING in your life might just be an exercise to get your focus on Him? Where is your FAITH??? If you want His attention, stop complaining and start praising Him and thanking Him for who He is and what He has already set in eternity for you. So are you ready to “see” it? Then start praising!