Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Praising God

Praising God
- The First Thing! Do you know that praising God is the best thing to do first before anything else? Have you ever been in a situation that you feel all alone? Or have you encountered a difficult situation in your life and you don't know what to do, like losing your job or suffering the loss of someone very close to your heart? Consider the good times such as when you receive a raise from your boss or earn high marks at school? What do you usually do during these moments? Praising God makes every circumstance of our lives complete, essential, and eminently worthwhile. Webster defines the word praise as to say good things about and it is synonymous to words such as admire, commend, extol, honor, and worship. A definition of Christian praise is the joyful thanking and adoring of God, the celebration of His goodness and grace.1 This simply implies that the act of praising is rightfully due to God alone.
Praising God - Why? Why is praising God important? The reasons are countless. First, God deserves to be praised and He is worthy to receive our praise:
"For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods" (Psalm 96:4).
"Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom" (Psalm 145:3).
"I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies" (2 Samuel 22:4).
"You are worthy, our LORD and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being" (Revelation 4:11).
Second, praising God is useful and favorable for us. By praising God, we are reminded of the greatness of God! His power and presence in our lives is reinforced in our understanding. "Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant" (Psalm 135:3). Third, praise discharges strength in faith, which causes God to move on our behalf. "From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger" (Psalm 8:2). Praising God also transforms the spiritual environment that we have. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 clearly illustrates the alteration that happened when the Levites gave praise and thanks to the Lord an


Sophia said...

salamat po ulit, Tatang Rome!

Romesez said...

Hey Pia, pleasure is mine....Muwah to you li'l girl!

Anonymous said...

Kuya Rome,
Im so touched with this article it surely reminds me of what to do firs thing in the morning...even just saying "good morning Jesus" lifts my spirit up and feel that Im ready to face the day what ever it will be coz i know his just there beside me...thanks Kuya...god bless..


Romesez said...

Thank you Chi for visiting again. God bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi,Tatang Rome.U don`t know me but I always drop by here and at blog
kadahan..your posts are
awesome esp. this one....
I praise God,Halleluiah!!
w/ all my heart..tnk u po.I`m looking forward 2
your new posts.u seem so
busy...Keep up the good
work,po..:-) a.s

Romesez said...

Thanks Anonymous, been a little busy on a lot of things. Come visit again some time k.