One doesn’t need to know all the words of a song, play a musical instrument, or able to carry a tune; because God sees the heart, and for every genuine effort to raise His banner with Praising in exhortations; Worshiping in adoration, and Thanksgiving for His Blessings; we are accepting and appreciating His sovereignty in our lives, and fulling the first commandment to Love Him with everything we have. Whether at work or play; there is always an opportunity to Praise, Worship, and Thank Him.
Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving’s purpose are not the same in praying as Jesus taught us. Prayer is a conversation with supplications. While Praising, Worshiping, and Thanksgiving, is an expression of declarations, poetry, or rhythmic repetitions as well as musical tongues. What matters is one’s attitude reflected in the spirit, mind, and body; as well as the context when using prayer for everyday life, as opposed in Praising, Worshiping, and Thanking God. We do not Praise, Worship or give Thanks because of fear, anxiety, or distress, but use these as the catalyst to Praise, Worship, and Thank God regardless, in Faith; for His provisions, protection, and providence in our particular circumstances as well as His promises for our future. And this is why one cannot be reserved, quiet, or timid when it comes to giving God His Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving.
When it comes to honoring God there is no better way than to give Him Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving. Yet, in some religious circles, this is not encouraged. This Act is the result of walking in His Righteousness. For once we have settled in our spirit, mind, and body that we were made to be fruitful, to multiply, and have dominion in His image; then there is only the single expression of Love for God in Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving that He so rightly deserves. It is why God established His Sabbath.
One cannot do this in the silence of their mind, and body, because this Act is a form of Faith; first to self, and second to God. Because by hearing comes Faith. And by Faith comes confidence in the trust, and hope, in our unseen God; who inhabits the Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving of His people. It also moves the Spiritual forces required to bind evil and release the elected Angels on our behalf. And because they are actions of Faith, then there are great expectations of what God has declared for us including, health, peace, and prosperity. It is not for meditation which is to reset, calm, and focus the spirit, but for jubilation to break out the spirit from its Earthly restraints!
This Act operates as Spiritual weapons that usurps all curses, sin, and devices of satan because as an example; one may plead the Blood of Jesus but if not done with a grateful heart as in Praising, or reverence as in Worshiping, and in humility as in Thanksgiving; then there is no Power, boldness or Anointing in this Act. To Praise, Worship, and Thank God is not to be used in seeking His compassion, and or mercy in your life. These manifestations foremost require humility, and meekness.
It is only by Grace that we receive compassion, and or mercy; but it is by the will, we Praise, Worship, and give Thanks to God. It is one of the few things we control by freewill regardless if we are prospering, under trials, tribulations, and even physical persecutions, and aliments. Brother Paul demonstrated the Power when he Praised, Worshiped, and gave Thanks under extreme dire. Even on our deathbed, this Act has great Power. When we have a healthy, growing, and maturing life of Praising, Worshiping, and giving Thanks; very little of none of the world’s darkness affects us. Because the spirit in us is elevated and orders the mind, and body in Godly submission; and are attuned in the Act for Faith, Hope, and Love; not for others, prossessions, or status; but for God; making us the living sacrifice for His will.
We must strive for spontaneous Praising, Worshiping, and Thanksgiving to God, keeping our spirits fed with His promises, the Word, and maintaining our personal relationship; so that our efforts are empowered and rise above any circumstances that we face while driving out the trappings of satanic despair, jealousy, and pride; so as to overcome and become the vessels for honor, Sanctification; and most importantly for Righteous works, that give God Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving.
1 Sam. 16:7, Ps. 149:3, Is. 12:5, Jn. 4:24, 1 Tess, 5:18
Mar. 18, 2023.
The Practical Christian.
Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving.
The Study Series
This is what Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving are for. To revere God’s Glory! For His Glory can never be ours! But by His will, we are allowed to bask in it. And by giving Him all our heart; we are embodied in Him by Praising Him; Worshiping Him; and Thanking Him. We revel in His works in our lives, our families, the church, and the government. Yes; there is a place for the government in our reverence for God. There is nothing too small or too large when giving Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving to God.
When, where, and how we do this has no limits, especially with time. We may formally do this in a church service as well as informally outside of service; at any time or place; even while we are asleep. True Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving are Spiritual, especially when prompted by the Holy Spirit. Because it is by the Spirit that we come into God’s presence to acknowledge who He is, and all that He has declared, and Blessed us with.
One can Praise, Worship, and give Thanks by sitting, standing, dancing, jumping, and gesticulating your head, arms, and even the body. And those overwhelmed by His goodness may even cry, laugh, run, and even have facial expressions of immense, and peaceful Joy. But for the ‘holy rollers’; it may not be quite the claim that they are caught up in the Spirit and God has taken over their bodies. There is a difference between the Spirit dwelling with, as opposed in you. We are partakers of God’s Glory and not mindless spirits, minds, or bodies.
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