Praise Humbles Us
The Power Of Praise.
2The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me; My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold.
3 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; And I am saved from my enemies.
Proud people boast about their strengths and capabilities. They compare themselves to others and in their eyes they always come out better, it is always about them and no matter where they are, they ensure that the conversation is about them and their achievements. When we praise God, it gets us to a place where the focus is no longer on us and our abilities or what we have. We are not the main player and like John the Baptist we say “may I decrease that He may increase.”
When we praise God it reminds us that we are totally dependent on Him, in fact it takes the pressure off us, pressure we were never meant to carry in the first place. To praise God is to acknowledge that we cannot do it on our own; it is to acknowledge that we are dependent on Him because He is the great I am. As Jesus said, apart from Him, we can do nothing.
When we praise God, we elevate Him in our sight and that changes our perspective, we begin to see things differently. The more I praise Him the bigger I see Him and the smaller my problems become in comparison to Him.
When we make the choice to focus on God and totally praise him, our hearts are filled with so much Joy and the burdens that tend to overwhelm us melt away. In the natural things may not have changed but somehow we feel happier and lighter.
Praise will set you free, free from the bondage and burdens that wear us down when we make the choice to focus on self instead of praising and elevating God in our life. One thing I find interesting is the fact that the psalms which were mostly written by David are filled with praise for God and it is that same David that God said “He is a man after my own heart”
May we humble ourselves before the Lord and praise Him and like John the Baptist may we decrease that he may increase.
5 Days of PRAISE, Day Two
READ PSALM 75
Remember, no complaining instead praise God no matter the situation
Write down some of the things that stand out to you as you read the above psalms. Take some time and write down at least 5 things that you are praising God for and use those five things to write out a prayer of praise to God.
Take 15 minutes to focus on God and God alone and just PRAISE him. Share your experience in the comments section.