BENEFITS OF PRAISE!

Some days when we can’t think of the words to pray, we can ask God’s Holy Spirit in us to pray for us. AND HE WILL!  God’s Word promises…” In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.”  Romans 8:26, CEV

When it comes to praise, we can praise God morning, noon and night with raised hands, a joyful heart, a knowing, grateful mind, with a soul fill of humility and honor for God, Our Father in Heaven.  We can get help to praise God from God, too!  There are many benefits to praise!

Because of Jesus, we who believe in Him, we can walk right up to the throne of God!  We can praise Him and thank God for His Son.  We can humble ourselves before him and give honor to His Son, King of kings and Lord of lords for saving us.  We can thank God for all the times He protected us and provided for our needs before we knew we needed it.  Are you breathing?  Praise God right now for being alive! 

Never stop praising God!  Bless the Lord, O my soul! With all that is in me, Bless His holy Name!  In praise we recognize who God is and our place in His Kingdom which gives us even more motivation to praise Him more and more!  Don’t wait for Sunday, praise God daily…hourly for God is with us always. 

AND DID YOU KNOW…that the more we praise God, the more we seem to encourage and give honor to each other, building each other up?  There are always those around us who need encouragement. While we are praising God with thanksgiving in our hearts, He helps us to recognize people who need some of what we have which is encouragement through our joy and peace.  YES, God turns our praise to HIM to gifts of encouragement to others–exponentially benefitting others who help others! This is a recent discovery for me as a result of being in a very encouraging ladies online Bible Study.  The more we praise God, the more we encourage each other.  Don’t you love that!

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Psalm 134, The Message

1-3 Come, bless God,
    all you servants of God!
You priests of God, posted to the nightwatch
    in God’s shrine,
Lift your praising hands to the Holy Place,
    and bless God.
In turn, may God of Zion bless you—
    God who made heaven and earth!

TRUTH:  Praise God; in turn God blesses us!

Proverb 1:7, The Message

Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
    only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

WISDOM:  Humble ourselves before God.  Then look up to the God of Creation, our Father in heaven for all wisdom and knowledge that will go with us to eternity and not fail us in crisis.  The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.  A fool refuses to give honor and praise to God, learn from God or live for God.

Abba, Father in Heaven,

Thank you for all you have done, are doing and will do in my life.  To you be the glory for all that is good in my life.  Thank you for life.  Thank you for saving my soul, dear Jesus.  Thank you for protecting us and leading us to all that is right and good.  Thank you for providing for all we need to fulfil the responsibilities of what you have invited us to be and do.  Thank you for being with us.  Thank you for picking us up when we fall.  Thank you for helping rise above our circumstances and see you for who you really are…Our Father.

In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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