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…
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.
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.
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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