Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Admire, Honor, Worship, PRAISE
I went to a baby shower over the weekend and a teenage beautiful christian girl asked me, What is Praise? I thought I knew the answer, and I came up with the usual, honor, giving thanks, glorify, Praising my father. So when I got home I had to take a moment and research to see what else I could of added. Praise means to admire, commend, extol, honor, worship, and give glory to a superior being, our Creator, God.
To commend; applaud – Isaiah 40:9
Giving thanks – Psalm 100
Then I thought what is the purpose of Praise?
We were pre-wired that way by the Creator, God. He created and made these things for His good pleasure. In return we praise Him.
List of created being in praise – Psalm 148
Everything on earth praise – Psalm 150
The dead cannot praise the Lord, but you can - Isaiah 38:18, Psalms 115:17
Why Praise the Lord?
We are created and commanded to worship God. It helps with our relationship with Him. As we do so, we receive power to overcome life’s situations.
Are commanded – Psalm 150:1
All are created to bring forth praise to God – Psalms 115:17, Jeremiah 13:11, Isaiah 43:21, 1 Peter 2:9
We are to praise the Lord all the time. Praise should be coming out of your mouth every day, and in many expressions – singing, dancing, and lifting of hands. It is due to God daily at all times – 24 hours!
Sacrifice of praise, continually - Hebrews 13:15
Contentment of your soul – Psalm 32:7
In the midst of a battle – 2 Chronicles 20, I Thessalonians 5:18, Jonah 2:7-10
Not dependent upon feelings – Psalm 34:1, Psalm 9:1, Psalm 86:12
God is Worthy to Be Praised! It’s A Sacrifice.
“By him ~Jesus~ therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” – Hebrews 13:15
If you truly want to hear from God in your life, you must praise and worship Him.
If you want contentment in your life, you must praise and worship Him.
If you want to overcome your fears, you must praise and worship Him.
It’s only in our prayer, praise, and worship that we find directions for our path.
I hope this little information about praise has stirred your heart and moves you to praise anytime, anywhere, and for no good reason to everyone who come across your path.
Glory to God!