The characteristics of our praise to the Lord depends on the dept of our relationship with Him. If we have built an intimate lasting relationship with a friend, spouse, or family member, we know that it had to take spending lots of time in their presence. Perhaps visiting them, calling them regularly, emailing, texting, sending insta-grams and even going on the social networks such as Skype, Facebook etc.
The same bares true for building a relationship with the Father. If we have become perceptive praisers, we can expect that all these forms of praise that we have been talking about on this blog site will be part of our experience. Should this not yet be your practice, you can start where you are and ask God to lead you into the less common forms. Those persons who sincerely desire to obey Him in praise will find that He soon answers their prayers.
If the truth be know, the more we abandon ourselves to the work and leading of God's Spirit within us, the more we emulate the praise that is pictured in the Scriptures. And why should we not, since praise leads us to our heart's true home. There, as God's presence comes to us and stays with us, we discover the depths of joy and wonder reserved for those who wholly give themselves to the praise of God.When we reach a certain level, our praise is no longer predicated upon some group of people pumping us up on Sunday morning acting like cheerleaders at a sports game; who have to almost do somersaults to get you to lift your hands and give glory to God. When deliverance comes in this area, you won't worry about being governed by the traditions or comfort zones. Instead, we find that we need every form of worship. God has given us because no one form or expression can adequately reveal the love, adoration, and faith we feel inside. True praise shows forth in some observable manner our delight and our wonder that God has chosen us to be His children and even now draws us close to Him.
Let these guiding principles govern how praise and worship should be offered up to the Lord
1. Praise takes many forms but must always be visible or audible.
2. We cannot choose which forms of praise we want to use. We need to praise God with our whole being.
3. Nobody can praise God for us.
4. Biblical forms of praise include:
*Making a joyful noise
*Up lifted hands
*speaking and singing in tongues
*making music on instruments.
Anyone who tries to convince you that, "It Don't Take All That!" has probably never lost parent, spouse or child. They probably have never been through a divorce, They probably have never been double-crossed by a saint from the church, They probably have never been so addicted to a substance that they don't know who they are, They probably haven't been told 'No," after haveing filled ove ra hundreds of applications for a job.
Well, If you don't need anything fronm the Lord, "Go on with your bad self! But let those of us who have some sense, be free from your judgmental eyes, jeers and sneers, and leave us alone! You know I almost went old school there for a moment. lol. Thank God for the Holy Ghost, the umpire of my soul.
I hope that you received something from today's blog. and as always people.
"Don't forget to say your prayers."