Thursday, February 7, 2013

Praising God….

Today, one of my professors—while lecturing on the book of Psalm—told of the personal, powerful impact and blessings received from spending time praising God for who God is in the mornings while at White Rock Lake in Dallas.

Timeless, Biblical Wisdom....!

This professor describes, among other blessings, receiving powerful insight into a project. This insight and wisdom transformed the project from respectable to amazing. The Holy Spirit's intercession results in amazing achievements.

Last summer I faced a challenge. Regardless of the amount of time and angles I pondered and prayed, no solution appeared. I then responded to the Holy Spirit's command to visualize the desired achievement of the challenge and to respond as if I the results were already received. I have used this technique to some degree in running, including back in the early-mid 1980s.

Last summer, as I visualized in response the Holy Spirit and seeing the result achieved, I began praising, singing and dancing—good thing that I live alone. J After several weeks of praising, singing and dancing, the Lord assured me that I would receive the desired result on August 15th. Logic defied this revelation until the moment I received an anonymous phone call on August 14th informing me that they were providing the promised results. I also emphatically praised God for who He is—the God of all creation, the one for whom every knee will bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11)

The power of praising God is incalculable and beyond human comprehension. Because in praising God our souls express love, adoration and appreciation for whom God is to the best of our understanding. The word praise appears two-hundred-and-ninety-two times in the New American Standard Bible (NASB). The definitions range from meaning to praise, to glorify, to bless (bless = to remember), song of praise, to agree, to confess, hallelujah, thanksgiving, admire, to exclaim and various combinations of these words.

Praising God opens our heart, mind, and soul to God: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. This enhances our ability to hear and respond to the Holy Spirit's voice (virtually always non-audible) in our lives. Additionally, God loves to receive praise from us, His children—His creation. The first commandment informs us that He is a jealous God and that we are to have no other gods in our life—only Him the true God. Jesus sums up the law and the prophets in Matthew 22:35-37 in instructing us to love the God with all of our heart, mind and soul.

Jesus also describes how to receive everything in your life that God wants in your life, according to God's timing, seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
Consider re-reading this sentence to grasp the supremacy of God's wisdom in this passage at least ten times per day for the next thirty days. Praise God for His intervention of providing our needs and desires according to His wisdom—remember to ask and praise Him for placing His desires on your heart.

We praise, adore, glorify, remember, confess and exclaim to and about our greatest love, that which we seek first in our lives.

Begin your day with praising God for who God is.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ—in Praise, Singing and Adoration!
Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

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