Praise and Worship are Closely Related but are Not the Same

Praise the Lord with this song: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Let The Praise Begin by Fred Hammond and Yolanda Adams

Praise the Him today…your victory…your deliverance…is in your Praise!!

Hallelujah! Glory to God!

Yesterday, we evaluated praise and worship songs, and dispelled the myth that definitely worship songs are not always slow, and praise songs are not fast all the time. They also have the ability to be the opposite, as seen in the song choices for blog called “Evaluate Praise & Worship Songs.”

Praise can be sung about God, but worship must always be sung directly to Him. Right! So, there is a difference with praise and worship. If you still are not sure, let me share additional information with you.

Worship is about love and appreciation. Praise is about an outward communication from actions. We can have a proud heart and still pronounce the goodness of God. Why? We can talk about (praise) someone or something all day, and not believe one word (in respect or honor and in the form of worship). For example, you can say the sinner’s prayer, “Father God, I’m a sinner in need of your help. I confess You this day, and turn form the world and the devil. I believe in my heart that You (God) raise Jesus Christ form the dead for my sins. I receive Your free gift of salvation. I’m saved. I’m a child of God. Amen,” and still not believe in your own word (coming from your heart). If someone asked you about God or Jesus, you will say all the right things, like God is good, Jesus is my healer, I’m on fire for God. Who are you kidding? You know that they are false statement coming from you. Why do I say that? You do not believe! You do not consider this fact to be true. Faith is Believing, especially when you do not understand! Out of obedience of God’s Word, you say the sinner’s prayer by confessing with your mouth, and believing in your heart that Jesus is your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9, 10).

Let’s read Hosea 14:2 in the NIV verse of the bible, it states:
“Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.”

What do you think the Lord is saying in this verse? Prepare your confession and come back to God. And how do I prepare myself to come back to God? By saying a prayer confession to Him as restitution for our sins, and He will receive us graciously. What do we have to say to Him? We must offer a sacrifice to Him, just like the offering of bulls or goats in the Old Testament. We offer the fruit of our lips! The sacrifice of praise is still being offer to God today.

As I was preparing this information for you, the Lord drop this in my spirit:
“For out of the overflow of his [your] heart his mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45), and in the same token, out of the overflow of prayer and thanksgiving your praise brings forth worship.

Praise and Worship are closely related but are not the same. As you can see, they are different. These distinctive help us to communicate in worship. Standing, Kneeling, Dancing, Bowing, Clapping, and the most popular “Lifting Hands” are all body languages. Before we can express these communications, we need to check our motives. Since worship is so much about the heart, occasionally ask yourself a question, “Why do I have my hands raised in church?” Sometimes we may be just acting out of habit or because everyone else is doing it. God sees the heart and knows our true motives. So, please think about it before expressing yourself in worship service.

Knowing the different between praise and worship will help you to express your spiritual sacrifice to God correctly in our body language. My purpose is to force you to make a decision about whether you’re going to praise and worship God or not. Remember! This blog lessons will force you to correct your actions in this area, or just dismiss your duty to praise God all together. I hope you can share the different between praise and worship with someone.
Now watch this worship song:
Because of Who You Are by Vicki Yoh’e

Lord, I will give You glory, just because of who you are to me!

Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!


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