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The Importance of Praising God

 

                PSALM 150:1-6        -       1 Peter 2:9 (NLT)

Recall your old life, where you were before Christ came into your life and where you are now as a result of following Him. The result is manifested in praise

 

What is Praise?

 

“to praise, celebrate, glory, sing (praise), boast.” The meaning “to praise” is actually the meaning of the intensive form of the Hebrew verb halal, which in its simple active form means, “to boast.”

 When the pressure was greatest and fear was rampant, Jehoshaphat caused his troops to begin to sing.

2 Chronicles 20:21,22

 Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it. Whilst in the German concentration camps, she would rise with this song, Stand up stand up for Jesus.

 In Praising God we make a Statement – Our God is a Living God. He is our Strength our Joy, we find pleasure in serving Him.

 Before you begin to praise God you must know something of the One you are praising. He is the object of our praise and we will never praise Him until we have had an spiritual encounter with Him and mentally realize that He is a Good God.

 

Praise is not a place, but something we do for a reason. The main reason is to express our love to God for who He is, what He has done, what He is doing and what He is going to do.

 

Praise is both an attitude and action. Concerning the action – it is the how, when, why and where, but we are going to look at the attitude of the Praiser today.

 Our Action is a result of our attitude. Proverbs 23: 7

 We behave in proportion to our belief. The way we think is the way we are and become. If our mental attitude to God, life and self is one of Joy, we will be able to praise far easier.

 Does your life control your spirituality or does your spirituality control your life?

 

Mental Approach.

Our understanding of God. Is He worthy of praise, why? What is He like, what has He done to deserve praise?

Our mental picture of God determines our level of praise.

We need to see God as His Word portrays Him.             Psalm 103:1-18

A God of the impossible  -   Luke 1:37                        Psalm 50:23