“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” – Philippians 2:13
To build a lasting relationship with God, you must praise and worship Him daily. By now, it should be getting easier for you to do. The more you practice being a daily “Praiser” the better you become strengthening your inward man and paying attention to God’s voice. It is God’s pleasure to see His children praise and worship Him. Let’s read Philippians 2:13 in the Amplified Bible:
“[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.”
You were pre-wired by God to praise and worship Him on a daily basis.
Do you think that it would be in your own strength? No! Then, God will energize you to praise Him.
God himself willing and working in you at what will give him the most pleasure – Praise & Worship! This is what we were created to do, and that is to fellowship with our creator.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:24
In other words, God is a spiritual being, and the only way to worship Him is from your human spirit (inner man – the recreate one) and it must be out of your heart (spirit, your core being) in adoration to Him.
Let’s Read this verse in the Message Bible along with verse 23:
“It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration”.
In verse 23 it caught my eyes, “Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth”. This is so true. If you do not know the truth of God’s Word, you will not worship Him!
The Father is looking for people who will just plainly and truthfully believe in Him and out of that belief, praise and worship Him.
If you can do that today, I encourage you to continue praising and worshipping Him. Learn more on this topic by purchasing books. The bible tells us to get understanding (Proverbs 3:13). So, I encourage you to do just that.
How about right now – Praise & Worship the Lord your God!
I praise you Lord for blessing me with all your spiritual blessings.
I thank you for crowning me with your loving kindness and tender mercies.
And for satisfying my mouth, and restoring my soul, Lord.
Your wonderful, OH Lord!
There is no one like you, oh God, and your abilities.
My Lord, I thank you for translating me from the kingdom of darkness into your marvelous light.
I praise you for your yokes are easy and your burdens are light.
You are my refuge and my fortress, My God in you do I trust.
Trust is a big issue? Without it you cannot please God. It will be hard to praise and worship someone who you do not have faith in. I can praise at any given second. What about you? I could talk to you until I turn blue in the face, and you will not receive the goodness of God that is available to you all through what I believe. You have to trust God for yourself. All were created (Psalms 115:17, Jeremiah 13:11, Isaiah 43:21,1 Peter 2:9) to give praise and worship.
All means everyone, each and every one, every single one, the entire human race.
Jesus came to restore our relationship with God, and left a will for us. Do you care to find out what is left for you? It is written in the scriptures. We need to study for understanding, trust and believe in His word, and then we can act on what you believe by faith.
I will leave you with my interpretation of this old saying, “When the praises goes up to heaven, the blessing of God comes down to all who have faith in Him.”
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Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!
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