Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Psalm 150 NKJV
There really is no mystery to what God is saying. The Lord wants us to praise Him.
The Lord wants us to praise Him as an act of worship. He wants our praise to be spirit filled and spirit led. God wants our praise to be full of energy and unrestrained.
We do not need to jump up and down or dance around when we worship God. We do not need to yell at the top of our lungs when we worship the Lord.
I jump up and down and yell when my favorite football team is playing. God is not offended if I enjoy a football game on Sunday afternoon. He does want first place in my heart and life.
I could go to church and jump up and down until I’m worn out. God would not be impressed. I could run up and down the aisles yelling Hallelujah and Praise God until I lose my voice. God would not be moved.
King David danced before the Ark of the Covenant. It was an act of worship. God was pleased. It was not David’s dance moves that pleased the Lord. It was what was in David’s heart that pleased God.
It is what is in our hearts when we worship Jesus that pleases Him.
Jesus wants our worship to reflect what is in our hearts. He wants our worship to bless us as much as it blesses Jesus!
Why does Jesus want us to praise Him? We were created to praise God. When we praise Jesus we are living out our true purpose in life.
We have the freedom to praise Jesus anytime of the night or day. We can praise Him no matter where we are. We can praise the Lord regardless of our circumstances!
Praise Jesus with all your heart soul and strength!
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