The power of praise

Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praising God is an important part of our lives. As we praise Him and acknowledge Him for who He is, we focus on His power and goodness and our faith rises up. Look at the rest of Psalm 150.

Psalm 150:1-5
Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

We are to praise God in every place and every situation. Music is a powerful tool to praise God, it enables us to connect with Him in a way that bypasses our issues and anxieties.

When we get a revelation of God’s love for us and everything He has provided for us through Jesus, praise is a natural response. God has set us free from slavery to sin and empowered us as victorious overcomers. His blessings (supernatural-empowerments/divine-abilities), allow us to be successful in all we set our hands to and to top it all off, we are adopted into His family as His children, co-heirs with Jesus!

The prophet Isaiah had a vision of God on His throne, and the seraphim (angels) in God’s presence where crying out praise to God continually. When we experience our connection with God we will have a deep desire to praise Him. We are encouraged to come boldly into His presence to get help in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16)

Isaiah 6:1-3
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”

Praise does not change God, He is perfect and all His was are just. Our praises tune us into God’s goodness and calibrate our hearts to His Spirit. Praise is a powerful weapon against the attacks of the devil because as we stay focused on God and not our problems, our faith rises up to appropriate His promises of deliverance.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4
For I proclaim the name of the Lord: Ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.

Look at Acts 16:25-40, Paul and Silas were in jail for preaching the good news of Jesus. Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, they were singing praises to God. As they were singing and praying, an earthquake shook the place and all the doors opened and their chains fell off. Paul and Silas did not run away but stayed to see the jailer and his family accept Jesus and be saved. Praise is powerful to shake of bondage and point us to Jesus.

I encourage you to do a Google search for Bible verses on praising God. This is a great way to see how much is said about praise and it will help you in praising God yourself.

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