Tuesday, August 30, 2011


In part one, we recognized the Lord is worthy of praise. He owes us nothing, yet he continues to bless us over and over again. He does this just because of who He is, not because of anything we have done or because we deserve it. Part two mentions a couple benefits or advantages of praise.

Praise and worship elevates us into God's presence and power. Praise is the faith that brings us into His presence. When we lift up the name of Jesus through praise and worship, the Lord's presence and power flows in our midst. A change takes place in the atmosphere, causing God to move on our behalf. After all, God dwells in the atmosphere of His praise. 

Praise causes the enemy to flee. Satan knows and fears the power of Jesus. Demons tremble at the mention of His name. When you create an atmosphere of praise and the Lord dwells in the midst of praise, Satan makes a quick exit. "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." James 2:19 KJV

We know the Lord is worthy of praise, so praise Him in your own way. Voice your praise, clap your hands, dance, stomp your feet, life your hands, sing, play an instrument, etc. God delights in our outward expressions of praise. Authentic praise is humility and true devotion to the Lord from within.

"I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1 KJV

Be blessed.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


"From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same
 the LORD's name is to be praised." Psalm 113:3 KJV

God is worthy of praise. Look at His wonderful and awesome creations. The trees, lakes, birds, the mountains, the clouds, and of course, we are all God's creations. God should be praised just because of who He is.
"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11 KJV

One cannot help but to be in awe of God. It is hard to fathom just how great He truly is. 
"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable." Psalm 145:3 KJV

We cannot forget the goodness of the Lord when we constantly give Him praise. Praising God benefits us by reminding us of not only how wonderful He is, but how mighty He is. God is a powerful God.

Give God praise right now just because you know these things about Him.

Be blessed.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Most believers, if not all, will admit to losing passion or seal with being a Christian at some point in their spiritual journey. Prayer becomes more of a habit, lacking the excitement one should have about spending precious time communicating with our Creator. The mention of God’s promises does not seem to warm and saturate the soul as it once did. You are just going through the motions. Each day you are doing the same thing in the same way as you did the day before. Until you change it up, you will continue to get the same results. In order to get different results, you must do something different.

Break your normal routine. On the days your church does not hold functions, visit other events at local churches. 

Attend a community event. Special functions like these will bring together all sorts of people you might not have met otherwise. You might walk away with new acquaintances who share a common bond with you. New bonds could lead to lifelong friendships, job connections, or even marriage.

Volunteer your time. Many opportunities to spend your time in a wise and rewarding way can be found in working with the youth, feeding the homeless, encouraging men and women in shelters, and spending time with the elderly.

If you find yourself in a stale mode, try doing something you have never done before. I dare you. I truly believe you will find something rewarding in the change.

Be blessed.