Thursday, 21 March 2013

WHAT IS PRAISE?


WHAT IS PRAISE?
Praise is the act of worshiping God for who he is, and for all the wonders of his hands. It is a way of appreciating his sovereignty.
Praise means “to commend, applaud or magnify.”  Praise to God is an expression of worship, lifting-up and glorifying the Lord. It is an expression of humbling ourselves and focusing our attention upon the Lord with heart-felt expressions of love, adoration and thanksgiving.     

Praises brings our spirit into a point of fellowship and intimacy between us and God. Praise brings awareness of our spiritual union with the most high God. Praise takes us into the realm of the supernatural and into the power of God. (Psalms 89:15).says   “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence oh, lord.”

Praise is the way of acknowledging God as the Supreme Being
(Psalms 47:6-7) “Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our king, sing praises. For God is the king of all the earth, sing to him a psalm of praise”

Praise should be given to God in humility, in spirit and in truth. Praise is a powerful weapon for spiritual warfare. Praise is acknowledging the perfection of God, through speaking or singing. 
God is pleased when He sees His children praising Him, the best way to move God into action is by singing His praise. This implies that praise is an essential weapon that every believer should have to make God to be pleased with them.
If we look at the account of David, God said he is the man after his own heart, not because of his righteousness or because he does not sin, but because he knows how to be in the presence of God by giving quality praise. When you develop the habit of praising God, you will be close to his heart like David. He will find you worthy to reveal his secret and plan to.
 Praising God should be done in spirit and in truth (John 4:24) 
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