Praise and Worship
by Di Poulin
About me ...When I was young I knew in my heart I wanted to help people, so God gave me a one on one ministry. Now I am much older. About three years ago, God showed me that I have the gift to write about Spiritual things and both ministries are successful. I am not a professional writer but
I hope to be one day!!!
Scripture(s):Praising God Should Happen Daily.
From The Living Bible.
Psalm 61:8 "And I will praise Your name continually, fulfilling my vow of praising You each day.
Praising God for Salvation.
Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He Is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him.
Praising All His Creation. He is worthy of our praise.
Psalm 33:1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him.
Psalm 105:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Psalm 106:48 Praise be to the Lord, God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
My thoughts...The older I get the more I am moved by the fact that every living creature on this planet of ours praises God. They praise Him for their very existence, they praise Him for the air that they breathe, for the food he gives them. God gives them everything they need. So how much more should we praise Him?
Our God has created creatures in heaven for the sole purpose of praising Him, the angels and the four living creatures. They praise Him unceasingly. God has created us above all of His creation. They will never know His saving grace, they will never know what the cross means. Or why God's son Jesus died for us all. So how much
more should we Praise Him? We are all so blessed, our God has given us freedom of choice. And it is through these choices we make, that we receive all that God has for us all.
Praise and worship opens an amazing door to what sets us free from all that the enemy tries to throw at us all. Praise and worship also places us right in God's presence, it does not get any better than that. Praise and worship will fill all of our hearts with wonder beyond our wildest dreams.
Questions it brought to my mind...Now I want to share with all of you now what really happen to me about a year ago. It was still summer and I was on my way to work. It was a Saturday morning
very early, in fact it had just become day light when I got there. When I got out of my car I saw a sunk running around our parking lot. It looked
like he had a cup on his face trying to get at some food, so I watched this creature for a while. But to my great surprise it was not a paper cup, it turn our to be a glass jar. As I continued to watch, the creature was shaking its head trying to free itself. The sunk also used the curbing of the parking lot to try to smash the glass, but was having no luck. My heart was moved by this creature and I knew it would die soon. I knew that I should try to help but I did not want to get sprayed. I tried to convince myself that I could not help this poor creature, I had this war going on in my heart. Finally God spoke to me and said you own this. Plus He remind me I would feel awful if this sunk dies and I did nothing. The sunk was still trying to smash the jar. It came very close to me and would run away, but the last time it came close to me, right at my feet I knew the answer was to get at that glass jar. I had no idea what to do, but I knew I could not walk
away. So I reached down and took that jar firmly by my hand. This is what happened. The sunk was now in the air hanging and I kept shaking my hand. It only took a few seconds and I felt the jar let go and I watched that sunk fall to the ground. I started to
Praise God right away. I cannot tell you how wonderful it felt to be apart of that.
What a blessing I received at that moment. I got to watch that wonderful creature run free and go back to where he or she belonged. I know with all my heart that creature was praising god for it's life and freedom. So again how much more should we Praise Him?
My closing prayer...Our lives these days are so busy and most of us do not take the time we should to help other people and we do not take the time either to help all of His creatures who are in need. Our God has called us to Love and Help each other and He has called us all to praise Him daily, not just when we can find the time. It is my special prayer for all of us today to search our hearts and ask God to help us make the time to do all these things. You will quickly be amazed how God will change your life, it will truly blow your mind away!!! May God Bless all of you, may He keep all of you well and safe. Amen.