Praise What I Do – Mar 4, 2018


Psalm 95:1-7 New Living Translation (NLT)

Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains.
The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.

Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
for he is our God We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!

Your Whole Life Is To Be A Psalm Of Praise To God, The Whole Person Is To Praise God:

Spirit, Soul And Body.

The Spirit,

that is the part of us that brings us into the Holy of Holies, brings us into the immediate presence of God – that’s where real worship happens, in our spirit.

The soul,

should be affected by our spirits when they are in touch with God, when they’re in fellowship with God. The soul, therefore, will express worship to God

 1. How is praise expressed? It is expressed through the body.

The spirit is the part of us that enters into true worship of God in His holiness, and that will have a knock-on effect on our mind and emotion, our will, our thoughts, our feelings and our actions – but it is expressed, praise is expressed through the body. ‘Praise and thanksgiving’ – what did Hebrews say? – ‘the fruit of our lips’.

2.   How is praise to be expressed? With the whole man.

 Praise is also to be expressed enthusiastically.

The Praise that God expects and requires of us is to be unrestrained, enthusiastic and ‘exuberant’.

The reason is: this enthusiastic praise is to reflect ‘how great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised’.

Isaiah 43 

But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.



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