The Benefits of Praising GodSeptember 7, 2018
Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created. Revelation 4:11
1. IT CONNECTS US TO GOD. We are actually designed to praise God, and He alone is worthy of it. God has requested that we come before Him in praise and worship, and He is searching for the ones who will connect with Him and worship Him (John 4:23-24).
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 2 Samuel 22:4
2. IT CURES INTROSPECTION. Excessive introspection can lead to the extremes of self-loathing on one side or megalomania on the other. Praise pulls us out of over-focusing on our deal and helps us fix our eyes on the Creator. This isn’t denial or just ignoring our problems. It’s connecting with the answer, with a God who expressed His love by sending His Son to die for our sins.
Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; praise is becoming to the upright. Psalm 33:1
3. IT BEAUTIFIES. Praise will lift your spirit, your thought life, and your face. It’s better than any kind of lotion or procedure because it’s not of human manufacture. God wants us to have a spirit that is tuned to Him 24/7. Take five minutes right now to pause from whatever you are thinking about or doing and lift your voice to thank and praise God for what He has done in your life. Remember out loud your past breakthroughs. Sing out scriptures about God. And tell Him how much you love Him.
God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
God, You are worthy of my praise. There is no one like You. Thank You for rescuing me from: (name three specific things He has done for you). Thank You for surrounding me with songs of deliverance. Holy, holy, holy are You, Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come (Revelation 4:8). Jesus, You are so wonderful! I love You.
An expression of strong approval or admiration. Words or music worshiping God.
Copyright © 2018 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. “praise.” Macmillan British English Dictionary. Web. 4 Sep 2018