“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23 ESV)
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6 ESV)
“Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” (Psalm 100:2 ESV)
See Pastor Rita, I am listening. Pastor said that last night at church. Praise fights our battles.
Did you know that? We had praise and worship last night at church. It was beautiful. God’s presence filled the church. The more the small group of us sang, the more the presence of God came in.
According to Google, praise is: “the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.” Isn’t that what we do when we praise God?
According to google, worship is “the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.” So praise and worship must mean expressing admiration and reverence to God. Just my opinion by the way. I couldn’t find a definition of praise and worship online.
Do we have to praise and worship God? No, but things go a lot smoother if you do. At least it does for me. My favorite place to sing praises to God is in my car. That is where I am most comfortable singing to God, other than church or my kitchen while doing dishes.
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” (Psalms 22:3 KJV)
God inhabits our praise. Does that mean God lives in our praises? I don’t know how to answer that. God lives in us. He lives in our hearts so He abides in us. But we also abide in Him. So when we sing praises to God it makes Him happy. We make God happy just by singing praises to Him.
Let’s make God happy. Sing praises to him today. Make a special effort to make God smile and say, “That’s my kid. I’m so proud.”
God loves you. Have a blessed day everyone.
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