March 6, 2020

My mouth is filled with Your praise and with Your glory all day long. Psalm 71:8

1. FOCUS ON GOD. It’s easy to get busy or preoccupied and try to numb ourselves with entertainment. But God has called us to push past distractions and focus on Him. When we come before God in praise and worship, we’re reinforcing who He is, what He is capable of doing, and His faithfulness throughout the ages.

2. TODAY IS A NEW DAY. You are called to proclaim the excellencies of God (1 Peter 2:9). If you have been a worshiper of God but life has contained your praise and you’ve lost your fire, don’t lament! You have a choice: You can sit and sulk and start to feel bad that you’ve let this slip, or you can start fresh right now. Every day is a fresh start (Lamentations 3:22-23), and God makes all things new (Revelation 21:5).

It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night, with the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, with resounding music upon the lyre. For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands. Psalm 92:1-4

3. TAKE TIME TO THANK GOD. When we thank God for who He is and what He has done, it helps us to be less introspective and more aware of our Deliverer. Saturate your day with praise. Praise Him with music (2 Kings 3:15). Praise God in your car; praise Him in your house. Shout out your praise (Psalm 95:1-2). Fear and anxiety leave as our eyes get on Jesus. Our battles are won (2 Chronicles 20). Chains fall off and prisoners get set free (Acts 16:25-26). People are saved (Acts 16:30-34).

Praise God!
Pastor Jeff

DAILY CONFESSION: I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul will make its boast in the Lord; the humble will hear it and rejoice. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together (Psalm 34:1-3).

Praise, verb
To express warm approval of, commendation for, or admiration for. To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.

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