True Praise & Worship Of God – Part 4
In Part 4 we will continue to look at the many benefits of starting your day with praise & worship of God.
True Praise & Worship Of God
Praise Means to Highly Value God
The root of the words Praise & Worship God means to “place high value on something or someone (God)”. You are God’s First Love & Treasure & Passion, and now God wants to be your First Love & Treasure & Passion. Your Treasure means that God is more valuable, more important, and more precious than anything or anyone else.
Starting your prayer & fellowship time (and your whole day) with Praise & Worship God helps you to focus on God and get ready to hear His voice. Hearing God’s voice is the most important part of your prayer & fellowship time with God.
Praise God In The Difficult Times In Your Life
You need to start your day with praise & worship of God. Praise helps you to focus on God in your daily life. And it lifts your spirits during difficult times.
God is always at work in you and in your life. He allows and uses difficult times for a great purpose. Praise God for what He is doing. Even if you do not understand what He is doing. Especially if you do not understand. You do not need to understand, you need to trust God.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren” – Romans 8:28-29
When you read the entire chapter 8 of Romans, you will see from the context of these verses that Paul is talking about difficult times. When Paul says “all things”, he is talking about suffering and difficult times in your life.
The ultimate and higher good that God wants to bring about is to transform you to be more and more like Jesus. A person of high quality character. A person of honor and glory, like Jesus.
Praise & Worship Of God Is A Reflection Of Your Relationship With God
Starting your day with praise & worship of God reveals a lot about your relationship with God. And also about the condition of your heart.
God wants to develop in you a heart of true love and worship for Him. A heart that is fully devoted to Jesus. And a heart that is hungry for a deeper and closer fellowship with Him.
Examples Of True Praise & Worship Of God
There are many examples of true praise & worship of God in the Bible. Here are a few examples.
See “True Worship Of God“. There is much more to true praise & worship of God than just singing worship songs at church on Sunday. This is a small part of what true praise & worship of God really is. As you go down the list in “True Worship Of God” you will see that it is a state of your heart. And it involved total surrender, obedience, and faithfulness in your life.
Other examples of praise & worship of God for you to follow:
- PRAISE AND WORSHIP GOD FOR WHO HE IS (He is loving, merciful, gracious, perfectly faithful…)
- READ A PSALM OF PRAISE TO GOD
- Psalm 8,19,23,46,95,100,103,148,149,150 are good examples
- READ A BIBLE PASSAGE OF PRAISE TO GOD
- Luke 1:46-55 or 1 Samuel 2:1-9 are good examples
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.” – 1 Chronicles 29:11-13
Starting your fellowship time with God and your day with praise & worship of God helps you to better focus on Him. It also helps to prepare your heart to hear God’s voice.
Praise & worship of God at the beginning of your prayer time also helps you to realize Who you are with. And it helps you to have a soft, humble heart towards God. And it lifts your spirit in difficult times, and protects you from a heavy or troubled heart.
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