PRAISE INVOKES THE LORD’S PRESENCE AND POWER
The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). God “dwells” in the atmosphere of praise. Praise is actually a vehicle of faith that brings us into the presence of God! We can enter the “gate” which brings us into the Holiness of His glory. The psalmist writes, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name” (Psalm 100:4).
This also corresponds with Jesus’ teaching that His presence will inhabit even two or three believers gathered together in His name. The Bible says, “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). Jesus must be the one that is preached about, the one who is praised and worshiped, and sung about. Lifting up Jesus through praise and worship invokes the Lord’s presence and power.
WHAT IS PRAISE?
Praise means “to commend, to applaud or magnify.” Praise is an
Read with me in Psalm 51 where David appealed to God’s love and compassion as he petitioned the Lord to forgive him by grace and cleanse him from sin.
In Psalm 51:1(a) we see God’s unfailing love for His servant and His compassion for the helpless, were the basis for David’s appeal for mercy. It is also recognized that David did not deserve forgiveness. God’s forgiveness is by His grace alone.
To repent is a critically-important, but often neglected, requirement of
being restored to right relationship with God and others (Acts 3:19, Luke 5:21). Repentance means turning from sin and selfishness and choosing to surrender your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed
There are ten wisdom keys that will enable any person to succeed in any area of life.
First, your attitude and self-image, which we find in the Bible in Proverbs 23:6-7 where the Bible tells us…. “do not eat the bread of a miser, nor desire his delicacies, For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you”.
Second, start with what you have based on Ecclesiastes 9:10 where the Bible tells us… “whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might”.
Third, set a goal and