why praising God is important
I am not a pastor nor a particular leader in the church. Therefore, these words are from personal experiences and comments to encourage and inform the readers of embracing their Christian lifestyle. If you have questions, my recommendation would be to talk with your pastor or anyone who is spiritually and biblically sound mind.
I don’t know about you but praising God is an important part of my lifestyle. Now, it’s not that I do it often, which I should, but when I do, it’s awesome. Sometimes it is with music (okay, most of it is with music). Other times, it comes with a basic observation of my life and my environment that I thank God for who He is and what He has done.
If you’ve ever read Psalms, David was definitely a praiser, worshipper, and observant of God’s goodness. One verse that comes to mind is from Psalm 122:1, which states:
I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
This is actually a song as well if you want to Google it. That particular verse is significant to me, mostly because it is a song. Still, secondly, I noticed that David rejoiced with those that desired to go to the house of the Lord. David REJOICED at those words because he was going to the Lord.
So my question to you is this: Do you rejoice in the Lord? Do you praise Him, with or without music?
Praise, and worship, are an essential part of a Christian lifestyle because they differentiate between us and those who do not know God. And for those who do not know God, who see us praising God, truly see our reverence to God in whatever manner or fashion.
This post is about why praising God is important
Therefore it is important to praise God daily. There are multiple reasons why praise should be an integral part of your life, even mine. I will only list three. Here are the three reasons:
It leads you to know God more.
God loves us, like a lot. Even Romans 8:39 states that nothing and no one can separate us from the love of God. That’s how much He truly cares for us. For one, when I deeply think about this, it nearly makes me cry. That essentially is one reason I praise God because of His love for me.
So how can praising God lead you to know Him more? It could be through prayer, meditating on His words, and even through the Holy Spirit. God speaks in various ways, so when you have set your praise in motion, the Lord will move you to know Him a lot deeper as well.
Praising does not have to be jumping up and down and shouting hallelujah unless you’re into that. It could a simple walk in the park and admire God’s wonderful nature. It could be observing a baby’s smile and praising God for babies that makes you laugh and love them oh so much.
But aren’t babies the cutest, though? It’s so interesting how this ultimate wonderful God can create wonderful, cute babies. Minus the crying, their BMs, and just about everything that is the opposite of cute.
But let me not get into my soap bubble. Let’s continue.
“nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 NIV
It furthers your thankfulness and gratitude unto Him
Thanking God is another form of praise. You’re acknowledging who He is as God and what He has done, not just in your life but around you. In Psalm 8, David mentions God’s majestic glory in all the earth. David also adds on how God formed and set the moon and the stars in their place. He even states how we were made a little lower than the angels. David was definitely praising God in this one.
When you praise God, you admire Him and what He has done. The more you put praise into practice, the closer you are to being thankful and desire to know more of Him.
Why Praising God Is Important: Less Of Your Problems, More Of Him
Jesus already said that in this world we will tribulation, but to be good of cheer because He has already overcome the world (John 16:33). When we worship God, this will helps us come to an agreement and know that God will take care of our needs. Though our problems are always present, worshipping God ultimately helps us to focus on who He is; The WayMaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, and the Light in the darkness. I am not saying that it will be easy to worship God, but it is beneficial to focus on Him for our sake.
I am not in any way perfect at this, but I usually ask the Holy Spirit to give me a song to sing in the morning so that my attention is to God. I have my good days and bad days, but even on my bad days, I tend to focus on the little things that directly help me worship, praise, and thank God for who He is in my life.
It will guide you to ultimate worship
When you acknowledge God and what He has done for you, then worships come in. The Spirit takes over, and His presence surrounds you. It is a beautiful thing. This is where you and God are deeply, spiritually connected. You can definitely be connected with God through praise, but worship is a rather intimate and personal, next-level thing. It’s like a love song between two people, but in this scene, it is you and God.
I hope this post encouraged you.
Until next time.