As Christ followers, we build a lot of important spiritual habits into our lives, right? Things like prayer, Bible study, and gratitude. But we can’t forget the habit of praising God. Praising God is so very important. But what makes it so important? Jeff Loman shares a few reasons why praise is vital for a believer to do every single day in this blog. This isn’t just about feel-good vibes – it’s about reviving our spirits, keeping tabs on God’s track record, and oh yeah, breaking chains like a divine escape artist.
PRAISE LIFTS YOUR SPIRIT
When you praise God, it automatically lifts your spirit. Picture this: your soul’s looking like it lost a wrestling match with a grumpy cat. That’s when the truth of Psalm 42:11 walks in, strutting its wisdom like a motivational coach on steroids – “Hey, soul, why the long face? Put on your God-goggles, because we’ve got that hope in God to lean on!” Praising God isn’t just a mood booster; it’s a supernatural intervention that turns our frowns into confetti showers. Even when life hands us lemons, praising God turns them into a lemonade kegger.
PRAISE POINTS YOU TO GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
So let’s talk God’s playlist. It’s got all the classics – parting seas, water-walking, and even a resurrection dance number. Psalm 145:4 breaks it down: “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” Praising God isn’t just belting out a thank-you chorus; it’s a full-on jam session that jogs our memory about God’s faithfulness. It’s like wearing God’s faithfulness like a superhero cape, reminding us that He’s much bigger than we think He is and that He’s got this whole universe thing under control.
PRAISE BREAKS CHAINS
Imagine Paul and Silas stuck in a Roman jail cell, harmonizing with some karaoke that shakes the earth – literally (Acts 16:25-26). Not only were their shackles broken, but the doors were flung open, allowing them to dance out of that cell. When we praise God, it’s like calling in divine reinforcements to snap the chains that bind us – be it fear, doubt, or even a pesky addiction. Chains, meet your kryptonite: a good ol’ praise party.
So without further ado, it’s time to put our hands together and give God the ultimate applause. Praising God isn’t just a spiritual box to tick; it’s an essential habit that transforms our lives. So, let’s throw open the curtains, crank up the speakers, and hit play on the soundtrack of heaven. By belting out our gratitude, remembering God’s hits, and having our chains broken, we’re not just praising God – we’re growing ever closer to our Heavenly Father. Let’s keep the praise party going and watch as our lives become a symphony pointing others to our Almighty God worth worshiping!
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR YOU?
How does developing a habit of praise impact your life? Tell us about it in the comments!