Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thought for the Day II


Praising prayer is prayer communication that comes from the depths of the heart, usually sparked by a thought of how great God is and how wonderful are His ways. Sometimes you praise God because you see yourself as you really are and you see God as God really is and God overwhelms you with His presence. Sometimes you see a perfect work that God has done and you cannot wait to praise Him. There are endless reasons for praising God.

As you grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you find that there is no circumstance that you will encounter that God is not worthy to be praised. "Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O ye servants of the Lord. Ye who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God, praise the Lord; for the Lord is good" Psalms 135:1-3. "By Him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name," Hebrews 13:15. "And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great," Revelation 19:5.
You can find endless reasons to praise God through prayer.

Truly, you have not known joy or peace, humility or power, holiness or worship, until you praise God from the wellspring of your heart. Your prayers, if real, will always represent your true understanding, love and allegiance to God. As your prayer life is increased, your understanding of God's will is increased. "The Lord is near unto all those who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them, The Lord preserveth all those who love His holy name forever and ever," Psalms 145:18-21.

You cannot make up true praise. Praise can only come from the heart. True praise is equaled to how much place you give God in your heart. If you give Him little, you can only praise Him little. If you give God much you can praise Him much, but if you give God DOMINION, you can live a life of praise, power, satisfaction, honor and holiness."

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking II by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012 

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