FAITH CAPSULE: Praising God is not entertainment to impress a man.
Praising God is placing God gloriously high.
One that is praising God continually is praising God to become raised before the presence of God.
Praising God is not entertainment to impress a man but a vehicle to enter and locate God for His presence. Psalm 100:4 recorded, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise…” There is nothing to be compared to entering God’s presence like praise worship which is sacrificing God diligently.
Praising God is not a display of talent before God, but a way of gaining a place in the presence of God. Psalm 22:3 buttressed, “But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.” Give self to praising God with understanding to gain His presence.
Praising God is the character of a man positioned in the right order before God. Psalm 50:23 records, “Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” Give God glory by living life of praising God for God’s glory over your life.
Praising God with self-consciousness is understanding and knowledge to come out of self to give praise to God.
Psalm 69:30 records, “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Giving self to praising God is seeking God diligently with the expectation to be raised by God. King David sought God diligently, his praising of God was evident before God when he was bringing the ark of God back to his city. Bible records David’s praise, “Then David danced[g] before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord…” (2 Samuel 6:14-16)
David’s manner of praise before God testifies his praiseful way of life before God.
God raised David, and He identified David over King Saul. God spoke through Samuel, “…The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” (1 Samuel 13:14) A man of heart praising God is a man of praising God just like King David.
Praising God is not only in singing to God but can be a time of declaration of God’s awesomeness for what He has done, what He is doing and what He will do. Continuous praising God is a demonstration of faith that God cannot be limited in what He can do in the life of one that seeks Him diligently.
David declared what he was doing with praising God, “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So, shall I be saved from my enemies.” (2 Samuel 22:4) Whoever declares God for His awesomeness shall be decorated by God.
Prayer for today: Ask God for your life of praising Him continually.