THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAISING GOD - PRAISE HIM

THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD - PSALM 149 AND ROMANS 1

IT'S MY PRAYER... TO SEE THROUGH HIS EYES AND STILL LEARNING TO THINK LIKE HIM. TO BE ABLE TO KNOW HIS ANSWER BEFORE HE GIVES IT, TO KNOW HIS NEXT THOUGHT, TO KNOW HIS NEXT MOVE… TO KNOW HIM BETTER THAN MYSELF…

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Scripture

Psa 149:1-9 KJVR Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. (2) Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. (3) Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. (4) For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. (5) Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. (6) Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; (7) To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; (8) To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; (9) To execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

Rom 1:20-32 KJVR For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (23) And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (26) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, (31) Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: (32) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Act 16:24-27 KJVR  Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.  (25)  And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.  (26)  And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.  (27)  And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

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PERSONAL TESTIMONY INTO THE HEART OF GOD

Many times have I been rebuked by God for not praising Him, now that does not mean I don’t praise Him at all, that only means I don’t praise Him enough. Enough usually means for the most part of my day. He is extremely jealous of me, especially on how much time I spend with Him and how much I praise Him. Sometimes He gets angry with me if I don’t sing to Him, and that can make me so mad with Him. But I love Him all the more every time He gets angry with me just over a song that I don’t feel like singing or if I spend too much time with other people, TV or even cooking and cleaning. Now if you don’t know Him that well, He’s the type of Person that will get what He wants and when He wants it and doesn’t take no for an answer. If I don’t want to listen, suddenly the TV will break or all the people taking my time will start to quarrel with me or I will start to feel extremely homesick and longing for Him. He gets into a standoff with me until I draw back to Him and Him alone. It sounds harsh, but not to me, He fires up my heart every time He does that. It’s because it is so important to Him. To other people, to be rebuked by God, seems like a serious thing, but not to me. He rules ten heavens and a planet and He can get so upset just over a little song or too little time I spend with Him. He has everything He wants and can get even more out of nothing if He wants more. He already has millions upon millions of woman (and men) praising Him up in heaven and on earth, but to hear lovely words come out of my mouth for Him; is just more important to Him than all the riches He already has. And who am I, just somebody, no title, no prestige, no goddess power, I’m just me, trying to get through the day, through the month, through the year like everybody else. In my own words, praising and blessing Him, warms up His heart and makes Him happy.


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LIKE FATHER - LIKE SON

Onetime, I was taking an afternoon nap and I woke up and Jesus was standing next to my bed. He said to me in the most loving and kind way possible; “Sing for Me”. Well still confused and not wide awake, I started moaning about my voice, because I don’t really have a singing voice. He stiffened, raised His voice and sounded serious, he said: I don’t care (about my false voice and me mentioning it as an excuse). So yes, like Father like Son.

Another time, a few years ago, I was pulled somewhere into heaven. I was in a huge classroom filled with students of ages plus minus 21 22. Jesus was there strolling down the isles and answering pupils questions. The girl next to me was a bubbly, happy and super friendly person. She said to me in a joyous laughter: “Sing for Him” I asked: “For who?” She said, looking and pointing in His direction: “For Jesus” The moment I looked at where she was showing, He looked up straight in my eyes, like He knew we were talking about Him. He smiled at me. He looked at me with so much love, tenderness and friendliness. It was the way He looked at me, my legs felt weak, my heart throbbing and I was thinking to myself, there’s no way I’m going to sing for Him while He is looking at me. I felt so shy. I felt out of place. He still argues with me till today, to woo Him with song and praise.

PRAYER FOR SALVATION

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you wish to receive this Love of God and be one of His very own children and want to go to heaven for ever; if you wish to be free; if you wish for Jesus to help you with everything in your life; and if you do not belong to Jesus Christ yet, pray the following saying the words out loud:

Lord Jesus Christ, I welcome You as my Lord and Savior. I invite You to come live in my heart. I ask and thank You for the forgiveness of all my sins. I ask to teach me about You and Your ways. Thank You Lord that I now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven. I receive You now. In Jesus Name, Amen.


Celebrate, you now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven and are a rightful child of God Himself!!


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Sing! Sing! Sing! Sing!

Intersesting HUB!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you Ghost Whisper for reading my hubs... I hope so much that at least some of my words will have deep meaning to you and speak gently to your heart... :)


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

I hope that they do to many!


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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

the last line of your hub... "He still argues me till today, to woe Him with song and praise." woo is the word, not woe you need to use and perhaps the word 'with' between argues and me.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you so much brotheryochanan for the rectification...yes..I'm from South Africa and English is my second language and I almost never need to speak English over here..so as a result, I find it difficult to learn English fluently...be blessed... :)


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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

you are doing wonderfully! English is not an easy language, although probably african is not easy to learn either. Easy for you not for me and easy for me not for you, african and english, in that order LOL. cudn't resist.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks brother.. :)


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

An Aunt of mine text me a few weeks ago to sing sing sing.. what a confirmation! I too at times let the cares of this life and relationships and my own emotions get in the way of praising Him and focusing on Him . Back to singing..thanks. Psalm 107:8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Thank you for your post


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

I am glad to hear that this was a confirmation for you... thank you for your visit... many blessings to you.. :)


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CMCastro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Great Hub,Marliza, because you put God's word first into it before you put your own. And yes,I agree with you. I recently have suffered some rejection,but, even so, I recovered immediately, because the Joy of the Lord is My Strength, and no one and not even Satan can disappoint me.

PTL!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

yes..thank you CMCastro for your visit and comment... I will keep it in mind to put God's Word first and then my own... some of my hubs are teachings and some are testimonies... this was a teaching... the lesson is that people WILL be DELIVERED unto evil spirits including Depression for not praising God... that's why the Bible scripture came first...then my testimony of how God sees this in a more personal light...be blessed and praise your troubles away!! :)


Ur 6 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful revelation. It tells me so much. God bless you so much for being the channel to bless others like me.


Philldy 6 years ago

It is really encouraging to read such wonderful articles. I see a beautiful relationship and I encourage you to keep it up. Keep singing because that is the reason for our being. 1 Peter 2:9 says "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the PRAISES of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Hosea 14:2 "Take with you words and turn to the Lord: say unto him, take away all iniquity and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips" and Hebrews 13:15 further explains this scripture in Hosea; "By hiim therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name.

So you see, we can't stop singing. Join me and lets do one for him now.

"Oh come let us adore him,

oh, come let us adore him,

oh, come let us adore him

Christ the Lord.

Bless you all


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Philldy..thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comment..many blessings to you... :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Marliza, It is indeed important that we PRAISE GOD! God is not jealous in the sense as human jealousy... We are to seek HIM above ALL else and spend time in HIS Word and in prayer and meditation...! SEEK ye first HIS Kingdom and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things will be given unto you..." Matthew 6. We are to make HIM our first priority! Keep singing to the Lord...

Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you DeBorrah for your comment...yes..why should people praise God..and people ask...why do we have to put Him our first priority?...I could give a massive load of scriptures, but that would not shed light on God's personal feelings towards people...most don't even know that He yearns for their affection...how would a christian babe understand the reality of a personal relationship with God if I first give them meat to eat and then the milk...speaking of milk..did you know that there are many adult christians who still find it hard to fully open their hearts for the Love of God to fill them...christians on meat that has to go back to the milk...without a real solid knowing of God's love and a real relationship with Him..then it is no use to follow the Law of God...this was in a more personal light on why God loves to hear our worship..not because He is a stern, hard, cold God, but because He fell inlove with us so much that He send Jesus to die on the cross for us...

Many blessings to you... :)


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

For all of David's faults. which God did not hold back from revealing to us, He still called Him a man after His own heart. I believe it speaks of the pursuit of David's heart to know God; and I think it speaks of your heart too. Pursue the glorious God who pursues you!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you Dave for this wonderful comment...you brought joy to my day.. :)


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

You have a very convincing conviction of joyfulness and response - your sharing it is so personal and yet so public at the same time. Courage and blessing to you.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you so much Frogyfish for your wonderful comment, and for reading my testimony...many blessings to you too.. :)


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Keep on praising Him, keep on Hubbing!!!! Voted-up on this Hub!!! God Bless you!!!!!!!!!


Elvin 4 years ago

God works in many miraculous ways, Praising Him is inviting His prescence in your heart .Praises cause a lot of Miracles .Have faith in Him and praise Him from your heart and believe me God will give you testimonies very soon


James James 4 years ago

I praise Him for what He is , not becous of what he is doing for me.


oyetii 2 years ago

I am so blessed with this article.

more grace!

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