Going Deeper with the Word – Worship With Praise

How can we use music to show praise to God? Is there a right way and a wrong way to praise? 🤔 Let's discuss.

Welcome to “Going Deeper with the Word.” In this segment, we welcome people of all backgrounds, religious or not, to review the Word of God with me. The Word of God provides guidance, direction, and instructions for living our lives and walking with God. 

Today, we examine how God’s Word provides clear guidance and direction about the power of praise.

Let’s review examples of God’s Word that can lead and guide our steps and back up the principles we learned in today’s message. I will be reading scripture today from the Amplified Bible. 

Here is our first verse:

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty heavens.

Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to [the abundance of] His greatness.
Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.

Praise Him with tambourine and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flute.

Praise Him with resounding cymbals;
Praise Him with loud cymbals.

Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

– Psalm 150:1-6 AMP

This scripture clearly illustrates the nature of praise through music. We see King David expressing all the reasons for praise and even mentioning that every form of life should praise the Lord. We all should find ways to show praise in some fashion. God is not concerned with our musical talents or our perfect pitch in song, but He does truly delight in our praise of Him.

Let’s have a look at another verse.

Is anyone among you suffering? He must pray. Is anyone joyful? He is to sing praises [to God].

– James 5:13 AMP

In this verse, we see the importance of singing praise despite our circumstances. In other words, if we are going through challenges or suffering, this is not a reason to stop our praise. If anything, our praise can help to remind us of the goodness of God even if our circumstances may seem to suggest otherwise. I believe the intention of praise during difficult times displays a level of devotion to God that He will certainly take notice of as He considers ways to reward the faithful.

Let’s look at one last verse.

O come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer].

– Psalm 95:6 AMP

In this verse, we are reminded that we can show our praise in prayer. Kneeling before God, while not a strict requirement, shows a level of intentional reverence for God. It is in these moments that praise can be a powerful way to connect with God during our acts of prayer.

Worshiping with praise is a powerful way to use all of yourself – your heart, mind, body, and spirit to bring yourself before God with humility and express your gratitude, joy, and love to Him. Do not let difficult circumstances or fear of what others will think deter you from praising God. Praise God in the way that feels right to you, but let it be an act to celebrate the One who gave you life and who leads and guides your steps each and every day.

Thank you for your time in reviewing these verses with me today. Please be sure to share in the comments how these or other scriptures have helped you learn more about prayer.

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