Praise your way through (1) |Pray for India | Bless India

by admin on August 16, 2011

As soon as they began singing, the LORD confused the enemy camp. 2 Chronicles 20:22
There’s no law that says praising God is reserved for church on Sunday. Worship is a lifestyle: at work, at school, at home, in the shower… anywhere you can imagine! Praise (telling God how great He is) brings God’s reality right into our situation. The guy who wrote all those Psalms that wedge in the middle of your Bible said, ‘I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise’ (Psalm 34:1 TM). Praise is an expression of faith; it’s a declaration that God is in control. If we rewind back to the Old Testament there’s a story (in 2 Chronicles 20) about a king who sent a worship band to a battle in front of his army; was he bonkers? Maybe, but it worked! As they went forward praising God, ‘the LORD confused the enemy camp’ and the enemy was defeated. Here’s another thing; praise isn’t something you do just when you feel like it. The Bible says we’re to ‘offer to God a sacrifice of praise’ (Hebrews 13:15 NIV). God’s not daft; He knows the difference between songs sung on autopilot and the true adoration of a loving child. Anybody can praise God ‘in the land that is plentiful’ but the test is praising Him ‘though I walk through the wilderness’. Matt Redman wrote a superb worship song all about that; but can you sing it and mean it?

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