Those that love God, praise Him. The person they have become, through Christ, speaks out in honor to their God. With the utmost respect, do they pray. The Lord means so much to a believer that they can never get enough of Him. They can never speak enough about Jesus. His Name is in their lips. His Name is in their hearts. We are cleansed through the blood of Jesus, and for this, we rejoice. We give praise to the one who gives new life. For we were dead, but through Jesus, we are made alive. He has resurrected our souls. I sing out to the Lord most high. Jesus is the Lord of the heavens and our gracious God too. Allow your belief to be transformed, in this moment, in praise to God. Allow the Spirit to come into your lives and worship God. As David said, 3“Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord.” Everyone that says they are a follower of Christ, is also a servant of God. May this belief be manifested in your heart and how you express yourselves around others. 3“Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the Lord.” This can be church, your home, or any place that God has full access to in your life. Allow the Lord to come in. Welcome His presence and praise Him.
2Lift your hands high and worship the Lord. Sing out in joyous praises to Jesus, our Savior. Allow your love to come out. God knows how much we love Him and this outward expression will speak volumes of your true love for Him. It tells God that He is welcome here. The Lord is worthy of our worship and praise. May this not be a burden but an honor to give God praise every day that you live, remember the Lord God in prayer. 4Do not do things that would offend Him and cast away the Spirit. This is not expressing our praise but discord towards God. Your love for the Lord and others will manifest your praise to God. 6When His commands are in your heart and you walk in them, the Lord is honored. 1It is when we put aside the commandments of God and live our own lives, that there is only disrespect. This is like telling the Lord that we don’t need Him. Oh, how sad I get when people choose to live in sin. 5This tells the Lord that His sacrifice on the cross is not important to them. There is no praise in their hearts but a disdain towards God. If this is your life, then repent. Give all your wickedness to the Lord. Allow Him to change you. May you be turned to follow Jesus. Only through Him can we find forgiveness. His mercy will lead you to praise Him. Worship the Lord and bless His holy Name.
Let us pray:
I praise You Lord. Yes God, I pray that You will be praised by the way I speak and live my life. May it not only be words but actions. I pray that Your light may shine down upon me that many people may come to know You. Use me to do Your will. It is an honor to serve You and to walk in Your ways. I pray that as I live a life for You, Jesus, that You will be praised. Lead me from temptation and into Your light. Direct my paths. Help me to have courage to speak out of the love that I have in my heart for You. May more people be encouraged and come unto You. You are my God. I love You and praise You. It is a blessing to have You in my life. You have poured out Your blessings upon me and for this, I bless You above all else. You are my joy. You are first love. May Your Name be ever praised in the morning, day and night. May this life be lived as a ransom of my great love for You. All my praise be to my Lord and King. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 119:1-10 (KJV)
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
2Psalm 134 (KJV)
1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
3Psalm 135 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord.
2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
5 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.
14 For the Lord will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
19 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel: bless the Lord, O house of Aaron:
20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi: ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.
41 Thessalonians 5:17-24 (KJV)
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
5Hebrews 10:26-31 (KJV)
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
62 John 1:3-6 (KJV)
3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.