Oct 10 – Praise: What’s In A Word

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#faithbites #faithjourney Praise

What does “Praise” mean? According to vocabulary.com, the verb form means, express warm approval or admiration of. The noun form means, the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.

We all like to get at-a-persons (gender neutral form of at-a-boy). A simple nice job, great work, or thanks for doing this is a simple praise. It is almost effortless and really tells people you appreciate them. I don’t want a ticker-tape parade or anything, but when you do good work, you should be praised.

Likewise, we should praise and give praise to Jesus. Why? Because we adore him and have admiration for his work. We are blessed and, thankful for everything he does.

Scripture

  • Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! – Psalm 100:2
  • Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. – Hebrews 13:15
  • Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, – Ephesians 5:19

Reflection

Shouting, singing, praying, writing, silence, and meditation are all ways to praise God. It doesnt matter how you do it but saying thanks for his power and presence in our lives is essential.

We also see in Ephesians, its important to praise each other. We aren’t worshipping each other or praying to a false idol, but showing thanks and love for others power and presence in our lives.

Praise is free, easy to give, and rewarding.

Challenge

Give someone honest praise. Thank them for their work and how you appreciate them. It can change your life and their life.

Prayer

Father God, you tell us how to praise and give us great examples of praising you and each other. Help us to be better at not only appreciating everything you do but also in showing our appreciation for each other. It is a hard thing to remember when we get caught up in daily life, but it is essential. I pray for your guidance. In your name, Amen.

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