Praise is the expression of approval, commendation, or admiration usually of a deity, ruler or hero. In my mind and in my praise, Jehovah God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are my God, my Lord, and my Hero. From the first moment that God opened my spiritual eyes and showed me the truth that He is real, that He loves me, hears my prayers, and most importantly that His Son Jesus died for me, I have loved to praise the Lord.
Many people think that the best time to praise the Lord is when we are at church on Sunday. Praising God together with our brothers and sisters in Christ is a very satisfying and faith building time. Singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs along with the many instruments of music blesses the Lord with praise. But we should be living a life that praises God all day, every day. Loving the things that God loves and hating the things that God hates praise’s the Lord.
Telling people our testimony of what great things God has done in our lives is praising the Lord. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 that if we let our light shine that people will see our good deeds and give glory and praise to God. Praise is also a most powerful weapon against Satan and just as we put on our clothing daily we should put on a garment of praise daily. Satan does not like to listen to our praise to God and whenever he comes against you begin to praise and thank and give God the glory and the enemy will flee from you.
In times of praise in my prayer room and in church I have felt the presence of God in many different ways. I have felt His presence completely fill the room as if He was going right through me. I have smelled His presence like the aroma of a thousand beautiful wildflowers. I have heard Him speak into my spirit and envelope me in a sea of bright light. I am not ashamed to lift my hands, run, shout, or cry torrents of tears of joy in my praise. Isaiah 38:19-20 says; “the living, they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth. The Lord is ready to save me; therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the house of the Lord. Psalms 150:6 “Let everything that hath breath and every breath of life praise the Lord.” I will praise You forever my Lord!
Dave Moore is a chaplain serving through Victorious Life Church of God in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Dave volunteers to pray with the sick and the lost in hospitals, nursing homes, prison, and jails. He is married to the love of his life, Dorinda, and has three sons, Shane, Adam, and David. His book “The Father’s Love” is the true story of his cross-country search for his missing son and how he found Jesus. You can learn more at http://www.thefatherslovebook.com/.
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