Welcome to Wednesday’s Praise and Worship Session! I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. (Psalm 34:1-3) This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
“Praise is one of humanity’s many responses to God’s revelation of Himself. Praise comes from a Latin word meaning value or price. Thus, to give praise to God is to proclaim His merit or worth. Many terms are used to express this in the Bible, including glory, blessing, thanksgiving, and hallelujah, the last named being a transliteration of the Hebrew for “Praise the Lord.” The modes of praise are many, including the offering of sacrifices, physical movement, silence and meditation, testimony, and living a holy life. Praise is almost always invariably linked to music, both instrumental and, especially, vocal.” O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. When we praise God, we are giving Him an offering of thanksgiving, for what He has done, for what He is doing, and what He is going to do in our lives. Praise is an attitude of gratitude. When we worship God, we are not asking Him for anything. When we worship God, we celebrate Him, because He is God. Our God is the Great I Am! He is Immanuel, which is a personal name, meaning, God with us. “We worship to ascribe to God His supreme worth. Worship in the broadest sense, is a meeting between God and His people! Worship affects God. Worship draws people into the very presence of God!” As the worship song plays, why not take a few moments to offer unto God a praise of thanksgiving for what He is doing in your life, and worship Him because of who He is, because He is God! Give God the fruit of your lips. Give Him a heart felt praise! Bow in His presence. Glorify Him. Speak well of Him, and honor Him. Our God is worthy to be praised! Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!
Feel free to share a worship song, a praise of thanksgiving, or a Psalm of praise and worship in the comment box. Please join me next time, for another Praise and Worship Session! May the Lord bless you abundantly, today and everyday!
Praise is what I do
When I want to be close to You,
I lift my hands in praise.
Praise is who I am,
I will praise Him while I can.
I’ll bless Him at all times.
I vow to praise You
Through the good and the bad.
I’ll praise You, whether happy or sad.
I’ll praise You in all that I go through,
Because praise is what I do,
Cause I owe it all to You.
Praise is what I do,
Even when I am going through,
(See I’ve learned…)
I’ve learned to worship You.
No my circumstance doesn’t even stand a chance,
My praise out weighs the bad.
Now somebody lift your voice
And just go to praising him right now
Somebody lift your voice in this place
Lift up your voice in this place
Praise is what I do, it’s what I do…
(Repeat several times)
Resource: (Holman Bible Dictionary)