Thursday, May 7, 2009

Open Mouth, Insert...Praise

Praise is exalting the characteristics of God. When entering a time of praise, ask God to give you the words to praise Him. There are certain things God wants to hear from each of us, words He created us to say. We want to give God what He wants, not what we think He wants or what we feel comfortable with saying. God, in His infinite grace and mercy, not only wants us to praise and worship Him, He gives us the very words to speak to Him and will help us engage our hearts in a way that will please Him. We can't naturally do it ourselves (conjure it up in our flesh), we need God's help.

I could post some praise statements that God digs here but I would rather each person ask God (with the faith to know He will answer) to provide the words to speak, shout, or sing. God wants our hearts to be engaged. Say the statements several times until your heart gets into it, which is an old Jewish tradition. Rabbis ask their students to repeat scriptures 3 or 4 times (or more) until the Rabbi hears their heart engage into the words.

So try this:
1. Say, "Jesus is Lord."
2. "Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask you to place words of praise on my heart and on my lips."
3. Say the things that come to mind out loud.
4. Repeat until your heart engages or God gives you something else to say.
5. Enjoy.

Here is a song to help you by Chris Tomlin.

And another song by delerious?

Try it and see if it works for you. You may have to try it several time before it works. Report back about your results.

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