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In this section you will learn what does praise mean and what worship looks like. Praise and worship is so important that I must speak about it separately.
First let me ask you a list of ‘easy-hard’ questions:
Through constant praise and worship, the answers you can receive and the strength you can get, is absolutely amazing! You can literally propel your life into high spiritual gear by just daily having these constantly active in your life.
High, high spiritual gear!
Have you ever stopped to wonder why the high priest in Old Testament had to put incense in a censer?
When the incense traveled beyond the inner court into the most holy place, and the smoke became real thick, this allowed the high priest to enter beyond the veil into the most holy place of the temple, where God himself resides.
This incense represents prayer, praise and worship. Just this simple fact shows the intense power of praise and worship. What a mighty tool this is!
When speaking of worship, it is often confused with what ‘Praise’ means.
Praise comes from the Greek word 'ainesis' which does not simply mean adorations but it means 'glorying God through hymns, poem, music, accompanied with voice, harp, clapping, songs and adoration.’
When we praise, we express our high regard towards God and our approval of him. A praise is usually a spontaneous action done to show God how we really feel about him.
How is that even possible you wonder? Out of all the amazing examples that
I could use just one fitting scripture comes to mind.
The first reaction after reading this story might be, what?! How is that even possible? Well it did happen. The children of Israel won a physical war, with physical people, through their spiritual weapon of praise. Now if this can happen, what can’t God do?
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It unfortunate that many are not being told this truth - that Worship is entirely different to praise. Worship is a life walk. It is not limited to just a few praises from our lips, or maybe a hand clap here and there
Romans 12: 1 shows it clearly. It is a decisive dedication of our whole bodies – this includes all your members and faculties – as a living sacrifice, holy ( devoted, consecrated ) and well pleasing to God.
We worship God with everything that we do. We worship with our lives, our bodies, and our minds. When we worship God in Spirit and in Truth it brings us closer to him, which gives us power to overcome sin.
Our complete lifestyle, our conversation, our attitude, our daily life, our thoughts, what we look at, what we listen, should be dedicated to pleasing God. One simple way of beginning this journey of pleasing God, is to always have this question singing in your heart, ‘Will God be pleased?’
In other words, Christian Worship is not an action but a lifestyle!
Praise and worship are the most powerful tools that we have at our disposal, as Christians, but I am afraid to admit, it is often overlooked. Why is that so? Is it
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