I praise Him when I'm happy. I praise Him when I'm sad. Sometimes, when I am weak and struggling it's a sacrafice of praise. I praise Him in the sanctuary. Ahh, corporate worship, how awesome. When God's people come together and worship the Lord together - we build a throne of praise for Him to come and sit on. We invite the Lord to show up! I love to enter into His house with thanksgiving in my heart and enter His courts with praise! (Psalm 100:4)
"The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him." (Exodus 15:2)
"He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which you eyes have seen." (Deuteronomy 10:21)
I Praise the Lord because He created me to praise Him. We are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) - that's enough to Praise Him right there. I praise the Lord, he delivered me out of my troubles, set me free from bondage and broke strongholds! He pulled me out of the pits of darkness into the Light. I've seen Him work miracles, heal the sick and crippled. He delivered my husband from alcohol and restored my marriage. Jesus forgave me of all my wrongs; and restored my soul. I am free. My God is Good!
If you want a breakthrough, if you need order and balance in your life - PRAISE! If your home, marriage, finances, and heath are under attack - PRAISE HIM with the power and annointing of the Holy Spirit - PRAISE GOD. Order and balance will be restored when you bring your focus to Him. Trust Him.
There is power in Praise! My Praise is a Weapon! There is a song that Eddie James sings on his Freedom CD called Lion of Judah/My Praise is a Weapon - below is the recap of "My Praise is a Weapon." If you can get this CD - I highly recommend it - it's powerful.
Watch my video entitled - WHY I PRAISE! These are special people in my life - I am blessed. (P.S. the song on video is also on Freedom CD, I wanted to use "My Praise is a Weapon but it was too long - LOL).
My Praise Is a Weapon
Yes it's a declaration
My God is King
He can do anything
My Praise is a Weapon
Yes it's a revelation
If God be for me
Tell me who can be against me
No weapon formed against me
by the enemy shall prosper
But I've got a weapon that will always have power
My weapon is praise, for the rest of my days
I'm stomping on the devil as I lift Jesus name
Alpha, Omega, Jehovah, Messiah
Healer, Deliverer, My Victory from the enemy
I praise You, I lift You up
Praise the Lord - He is worthy to be Praised! God bless and have a great day!