Praise

Praise

If you have had the privilege of developing a personal relationship with Jesus, the Christ of God, you know how the loving-kindness of God flows to you each and every day. Your response to such lavish love must surely be expressed with words of praise.

Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. Psalm 63:3-4 (AMP)

It blesses God when we speak and sing to Him with open hearts and words of loving praise. Our response to Him is not temporary but will continue throughout our lives both here on earth and our eternal existence with Him in glory.

Not only should we offer the fruit of our lips to praise Him but our praise should expressed with our whole being. We are spirit beings with a soul who live in a body. Our earthly tabernacle of flesh should also respond to Him with the lifting of hands in adoring surrender.

My wife, Sharon, and I have been to Israel four times and look forward to every opportunity to visit once again. One of the most captivating things about the Jewish people there is their exuberant praise dancing. Just before the sun goes down before Shabbat begins the open spaces are filled with young people dancing. They sing and dance and rejoice in God.

How much more should we Christians who say that we know the Lord and have experienced His heavenly gift dance and sing in His magnificent Presence.

This would fulfill the call in Psalm 149 and 150 that so blesses our God.

Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre! Psalm 149:3 (AMP)

Praise Him with tambourine and [single or group] dance; praise Him with stringed and wind instruments or flutes! Psalm 150:4 (AMP)

Let’s not hold back but let us praise Him with our whole being! Let us not be found to withhold our talents and abilities in praising He who alone is worthy of our praise.

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