Saturday, September 01, 2007

Praise Him! - In Conclusion

Making Beautiful Music

Do you praise God as you should?
Would you praise Him if you could?
Do you praise Him in your church?
Do you praise Him in a lurch?
Do you praise Him in the car?
Praise Him, praise Him where you are!

No, I’m not auditioning for a role in “Seussical”. I just do some pretty goofy things when I’m joyful. Praising God fills me with joy. It really amazing how I can be giving Him so much in worship, and the whole time, He’s filling me up!

May I make a suggestion? We touched on this thought a bit at the very beginning of this study. You should continue to practice your praising. It will soon be our full time job in heaven – to praise our Creator and His Glorious Son! (Rev. 19:1,3)

Hallelujah! If you could see me now, I’m out of my seat, spinning around with my hands in the air singing “woo hoo”. Well, not really. I’m typing. But I was doing that a few minutes ago!

How Loud Is Your Love?

In case you haven’t noticed, Psalm 150 is pretty loud. Many joyful noises are being made to praise the psalmist’s Creator. Has your relationship with Jesus grown louder over the last seven weeks?

Review Psalm 150:1-6! WOW!!! You’ve memorized the whole thing! Hallelujah!

Now, take a moment to re-evaluate your level of praise. Have we reduced our complaining? Is our fear factor less than it was? Is absolute trust in your Father becoming more of a constant in your life? Has your praise increased? If you’re not where you imagine you would be at this point, just remember that you have to practice every day to excel at anything. Don’t allow yourself to become discouraged. Keep praising!

Remember that you are God’s instrument, and in His hands you are capable of making the most beautiful music.

Recommendations for Praise

Music: Anything that makes you want to dance!
Devotions: Breakfast With Jesus by Greg Laurie

That’s Praise?

Keeping God in mind, do one or more of the following as an act of praising Him. Or come up with ideas of your own. What the Lord taught you from the experience? (Mow the lawn, Buy a few extra non-perishable items when you shop to give to a shelter, Send a note to let someone know you were thinking of them, Invite a friend to coffee or lunch, Clean up after yourself at the movies, Give someone a ride)