Why You Should Praise God

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On Wednesday, May 17, I woke up with the Holy Spirit’s impression on my spirit, “Why You Should Praise God?” Winners Church, the Holy Spirit is calling us to a deeper and more passionate place of praise. Praising God is one of the greatest acts of love and honor you can give to the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. God loves to be praised. He thoroughly enjoys the lifting up of His name, person and character. Why wouldn’t He? He’s a King isn’t He? All kings love to be revered, honored and celebrated. And one of the ways you revere, honor and celebrate the King of kings is by praising Him. There are many reasons the Bible teaches us we should praise God. I’m going to give you four:

  1. You should praise God because He is worthy to be praised. This tops the list. To be worthy of something means that you deserve it. It implies you are entitled to it because of who you are or something you did. Beloved, God deserves every ounce of praise we could possibly give Him. He is the Creator of the ENTIRE UNIVERSE – the planets, the moon, and the stars. He’s the Architect of the mountains, the oceans and the seas. The rainforests come from Him; the animals and plant life derive their existence from Him. Besides that, He’s the One who made us and breathed His life into us. How can we not exalt and lift Him up?

  2. You should praise God because it pleases Him. What child doesn’t want to please their parent? As children of God, we have an inherent desire to please Him and bring Him total gratification. You can do that through praise. Look at what Paul says in Hebrews 13:15, “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

  3. You should praise God because you were created to praise Him. No one can live his or her full purpose as a human being without praising God. The longest book of the Bible ends with these words: “Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6)

  4. You should praise God because it’s the key to depression-free living. The prophet Isaiah understood the power of praising God and revealed that the coming Messiah would give His people “the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” (Isaiah 61:3) Beloved, Jesus has given us a praise outfit in exchange for the weight of the world upon us. He doesn’t want us covered with depression, despair and discouragement. As we put on the garment of praise He has given us, we will be covered with joy, comfort and HIGH HOPES! We’ll enjoy today and look forward to tomorrow with an expectation of good. This, my friends, is the power of praise

Maurice Johnson