I wanted to know more about praising God, since the phrase, “Praise God!” is littered all over the Psalms with its attendant benefits.
Someone thought it wise to think upon the question – for it required thinking – and brought up some inspired ideas on the matter.
I present to you the thoughts of a brother and friend, Eshiemokhai Iniomor (@eshiemokhai).
“So, @ikeamadi asked us what it means to praise God. Trust me bro, I’m still chewing on it.
One thing I’ll tell you though: praise is a form of positive acknowledgement of a being’s actions. We praise God for his acts.
Praise is the act of making positive statements about a person, object or idea, either in public or privately.
Thus, to praise God is to acknowledge his actions as good and beneficial to us. Praise is a form of thankfulness & gratitude.
Of course, we also talk about the life of praise. This means that praise goes beyond singing songs and audible notes eh?
So, when we praise God, we acknowledge his deeds and his abilities. Not only has he done things, he can and he will do things.
Thus, we praise God with our mouth, and we also praise God with our lives. How?
If I praise God 4 being good, that means I believe that he’s a good God. Thus, I should live my life as though I serve a good God.
If I hail God 4 being a God that knows what he’s doing & has my best interests in mind, I should live a life of obedience to him.
We can’t praise God for being able to do something and not be able to live as though God can do such in our lives as well.
Praising God is not merely in songs and hymns and great speeches. Praising God should be a lifestyle.”
“I will praise God with a song;
I will proclaim his greatness by giving him thanks.
31 This will please the Lord more than offering him cattle,
more than sacrificing a full-grown bull.” Psalm 69:30-31
When last did you sing a hymn for God?
When last did you lock up yourself and dance to Jesus?
Is there an mp3 playing in your spirit?
Let us live a life of praise and watch God open numerous doors for us everywhere we turn.
“5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.”
Are you praising God?