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Today’s Bible Reading: February 21

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Numbers 5-6

Mark 4:1-20

A Prayer of Blessing

What is the most powerful thing in the universe?

Of course, God is the most powerful being in the universe! However, our tongue has great power too. And like most things of power, it can be used for good or bad. It can dish out curses or it can pour out blessings. It can be a weapon or it can be a healer. Our words matter. And God wants us to say prayers of blessing on the people around us. And a prayer of blessing can be the most powerful thing in the universe!

A prayer of blessing

As God’s Children, we are encouraged as we experience God’s Sovereignty over our lives. Beyond what our eyes can see, God has blessings in store for each one of us. We are children of the Most High God. We are His People and the Sheep of His Pastures. The power of prayer will transform our families, loved ones, our communities, our state, our nation, our world.

In Numbers 6, God gave instructions to the priests to share God’s blessings upon God’s people. God intended for their words to change people’s lives, their families, and their futures – for the good. He instructed them to say:

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face to shine upon you; And be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (RSV)

Asking for God’s blessing calls on the power of our sovereign God

As believers, we can know that God is sovereign and strong. We can believe that His plans for us and the people we love are for our good and that He has blessings in store as we follow after Him. However, in difficult times we can forget that the very God who created this entire universe, who holds the stars in place, and knows the exact number of hairs on our head, also knows what we are going through. It can be hard to see that His favor rests on us.

The stresses of life experienced during these unprecedented times can have one feeling challenged, overwhelmed and broken. However, in all of this we recognize that God is not blinded to our situations. God is all powerful and “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we may ask or think.” When we ask for God’s blessing, we are calling on the power of our sovereign God.

The greatest blessing often come from times of testing

However, often the greatest blessings come after the greatest times of testing. In fact, this prayer of blessing was given to the priests just before God punished Israel for refusing to go into the promised land by wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. This priestly blessing would remind them of God’s presence with them in the wilderness and that he would provide for them during this time. The Lord alone established the nation of Israel and He would continue to preserve His people.

Over and over through Scripture, we see story after story of when God turned around for good the difficult pathways of those He loved. And He still works the same today, for He never changes. It is in times of trials and testing when we experience God turning things around.

So, we need to be reminded that God makes every crooked path straight. He is a ‘Way Maker, Miracle Worker, light in the darkness.’ He turns our mourning into dancing and our trials into triumphs. God holds the power to cause things to happen in just a moment that would otherwise take us years to do. He can line up our paths to cross with others He wants us to meet. God can open doors that leave us in awe at how they open. He can close doors that He knows are not the best for us. He has a plan for us, in the good times, and in every difficult thing we face.

What does this blessing mean?

The blessing of God is the goodness of God in action. As His children, God’s blessings are unlimited. He keeps us in the palm of His hand. And He sustains us, guards us and guides us. His favor and grace rests on us and He is gracious to us beyond measure. He shows us kindness and love – even when we are unkind and unlovable. God is compassionate towards us. He smiles down on us like a doting Father. And He gives us peace.

Important note about this blessing:

It is important to note who does the blessing. The subject of this priestly prayer is the Lord. Each successive line in the priestly blessing starts with the words “the LORD”. The passage specifically focuses on God, as His Name is the subject of the blessing. The Lord, not the priest, was the one who blessed His people. The priest merely declared the blessing to the hearers. It is the Lord who blesses, keeps, makes His face to shine upon His people, acts graciously, turns His face toward His people, and gives them peace. He is the central focus and subject of the blessing.

God blesses us with all spiritual blessings, including electing, adopting, sanctifying, justifying, and pardoning us. It is his grace that redeems, regenerates and calls us. It is his grace that perseveres us for eternal life. God is the one who blesses us.

Let’s break down each line of this priestly prayer of blessing.

The blessing: “The Lord bless you and keep you.”

In English, the word “bless” carries the idea of receiving special favor, gifts, or endowments from God. But the Hebrew word “barak” used in Numbers 6:24 has a different and much deeper meaning. Barak is a Hebrew word, which acts as a verb in this verse. Interestingly, according to Strong’s Concordance, no. 1288, the word can mean kneeling before someone. So, the word has the idea of people worshiping God by kneeling to Him and God bending down toward man in a relationship. Therefore, barak or bless specifically means God’s special presence with His people. God is the blessing the Israelites received and he is the blessing we receive as His redeemed children.

Not only was the Lord their blessing, but the Lord was to keep them. Although many translations, including the NIV, ESV, and KJV all translate the verse as “keep you,” there are other translations of the word. For example, the NLT says, “protect you,” while the ISV translates the word as “guard you.” Similarly, the GNT version says, “take care of you.” All these translations are based on the Hebrew word “shamar.” This word carries the idea of keeping, caring for, and protecting (Strong’s Concordance, no. 8104). When the priests declared the blessing before the Israelites, the priests were affirming that God would protect them. He would keep and guard Israel.

Psalm 121:7-8 says, “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. “

In tying the verse all together, Yahweh promised to be present with the Israelites, divinely protecting them. They were not helpless, alone outcasts, for the Lord God was with them.

The blessing: “The Lord make His face shine upon you.”

This statement was a request for God to grant them His favor. God’s favor, or grace, is God giving us the ability to do something which is humanly impossible for us to do. The “favor of God” can be described as a divine kindness, or an act of true compassion on the part of God Himself toward needy and undeserving human recipients. Often in Scripture this act of God toward unworthy men or women is referred to as God’s “grace” – which means “the unmerited favor of God,”

It also implies that God does not shine His face on everyone. It shines on His chosen people, Israel. But He also causes His face to shine on those who seek His face and proclaim Christ as their Savior.

Additionally, as His children, we ought to reflect Him. When Moses returned from the mountain after meeting with God, his face shown bright enough that he had to wear a veil to cover his face. He reflected the glory of God. In John 8:12, Jesus says that He is the Light of the World. But then in Matthew 5:14, Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” Because Christ lives in us, His light should shine through us into the darkness of the world so that the world can see Him in us and come to know Him.

The blessing: “And be gracious to you.”

To be gracious means ‘to favor,’ ‘to show kindnesses’ to an inferior, and ‘to be compassionate.’ It is God surrounding you with His steadfast lovingkindness. In Isaiah 30:18 it says, “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.” God is gracious because He is love. It is His character to love even if love is not returned to Him. He will give us good things because of His goodness. He extends favor, mercy, and kindness on whoever He pleases because it is who He is.

We do not deserve anything but God gives us everything, and when we consider His loving and kindly dealings with us, how is it that we are not more gracious? Sometimes we are filled with unkind thoughts, we speak unkind words, and we give unkind looks and we engage in unkind actions. Ephesians 4:31-32 says, “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” In other words, just as God is gracious to us, showing us favor, kindness, and compassion, so we should be to others.

The blessing: “The Lord lift up His countenance upon you.”

This is is a picture of a father smiling and taking pleasure in his child. When the Lord lifts His countenance upon us, it shows that He is looking on us for our good. It is him turning His face towards with with divine approval. He looks on us with a cheerful and pleasant countenance, as one that is well pleased with us.

As His children, we have the smile of God resting upon us. God is not frowning or looking angrily at us. He is showing His favor. He always hates our sin, but how greatly He loves us. Jeremiah 31:3 says, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

The blessing: “And give you peace.”

The Hebrew word is shalom, which expresses “peace” in a fuller and more holistic sense than we may use it today. This peace is not simply the ceasing of war, but total well-being, full flourishing. In other words, a tranquil heart and life – even in the midst of trails and the storms of life. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” The key to true peace is to keep our eyes on Jesus and fully trust God regardless of the circumstances.

A blessing not for vain repetitions

It is important for us to understand that these are not just words to be repeated like “God is good, God is great, let us thank him for our food.” These words were given by God to the priests to say to the people – words that would bring God’s literal protection, favor, love, approval and peace. It is a prayer for asking that He mercifully forgive our sins, supply our needs, console the heart, and prepare us by his grace for eternal glory; these things form the substance of this blessing, and the sum total of all blessings.

Is this prayer of Blessing only for the Priests in Israel?

Were these words only meant to be used by Aaron’s sons, the priests? Today, we are a priesthood of believers as followers of Christ and we have the power and wonderful privilege to bless others with the words we say. By saying words of blessing over another person, we are in fact sending a supernatural blessing to the person over whom we speak those words. Who can you bless today?

You Can Trust Him

We are children of the King. He is Sovereign and He reigns Supreme, giving favor, guidance, and blessings to all those who seek after Him.  He is good all the time and we can trust Him in all circumstances.

Don Moen’s Track “You Can Trust Him

Don Moen describes our Sovereign King as unparalleled and unprecedented, the centerpiece of civilization, the superlative of all excellence, the sum of human greatness, the source of divine grace, the only one able to save, and His blood is the only power able to cleanse.

His ears are opened to the sinners’ call, his hand is quick to catch a fallen soul. He is the eternal lover of us all – everyone! He supplies mercy for the struggling soul, sustains the tempted and the tried, sympathizes with the wounded and broken, strengthens the weak and weary, and He guards and guides the wanderer.

Jesus heals the sick, delivers the captives, defends the helpless, and binds up the brokenhearted. He is the key to all knowledge, the wellspring of wisdom, the doorway of deliverance, and the pathway of peace. He is the roadway of righteousness, the highway of holiness, and the gateway to glory.

Jesus is enough! He is the all-sufficient King. He is the King of righteousness and he is the King of the ages. Jesus is King of heaven, King of glory, and King of kings. He is the Lord of lords. He is a sovereign king.

There is no gauge to measure His limitless love, no barrier to block his blessings out poured. He is enduringly strong, entirely supreme, eternally steadfast, immortally faithful, imperially powerful, and impartially merciful. He is indescribable, incomprehensible, invisible, and irresistible.

You can’t out live him and you can’t live without him. The Pharisees couldn’t stand him when they found they couldn’t stop him. Pilate couldn’t fault him. Herod couldn’t kill him. Death couldn’t conquer him and the grave couldn’t hold him. He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. He is the God of the future and the God of the past. And we raise to speak His name again and again. Jesus! He is Jesus and He is for us. And we can trust him. (Listen to this powerful narrative on YouTube with the link below).

He is always there

Our prayers are powerful words. When we pray, God listens. Whether our prayers are for ourselves or on behalf of our families and friends – or even our enemies! We may not be able to be with them every moment of every day. But He is. We can’t see every struggle, every worry, every burden that may weigh them down. But He does. And He is always there, carrying them, and us, through every moment of life – good, hard, or bad. He is a safe place. He is our Rock. And He is Mighty to save.

Our Words Have Power

What if because of the words we say, someone didn’t fulfill God’s plan for their life because we said it was an impossible dream? What if because of the words we say, we make a child, friend, staff person feel like a failure? Or what if, because of the words we say, a lost person rejects Christ?

Our words have power.

What if when the crazy driver cuts you off you say words of blessing over them? What if when your spouse says something hurtful you say words of blessing over them? Or what if when your children leave for school you say words of blessing over them? What if your tyrant boss makes you feel like an idiot and you respond with words of blessing?

What will the words you speak today bring to others – curses or blessings? Will you speak life?

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A Prayer of Blessing

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Today’s Bible Reading: February 21

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Numbers 5-6

Mark 4:1-20

A Prayer of Blessing

What is the most powerful thing in the universe?

Of course, God is the most powerful being in the universe! However, our tongue has great power too. And like most things of power, it can be used for good or bad. It can dish out curses or it can pour out blessings. It can be a weapon or it can be a healer. Our words matter. And God wants us to say prayers of blessing on the people around us. And a prayer of blessing can be the most powerful thing in the universe!

A prayer of blessing

As God’s Children, we are encouraged as we experience God’s Sovereignty over our lives. Beyond what our eyes can see, God has blessings in store for each one of us. We are children of the Most High God. We are His People and the Sheep of His Pastures. The power of prayer will transform our families, loved ones, our communities, our state, our nation, our world.

In Numbers 6, God gave instructions to the priests to share God’s blessings upon God’s people. God intended for their words to change people’s lives, their families, and their futures – for the good. He instructed them to say:

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face to shine upon you; And be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (RSV)

Asking for God’s blessing calls on the power of our sovereign God

As believers, we can know that God is sovereign and strong. We can believe that His plans for us and the people we love are for our good and that He has blessings in store as we follow after Him. However, in difficult times we can forget that the very God who created this entire universe, who holds the stars in place, and knows the exact number of hairs on our head, also knows what we are going through. It can be hard to see that His favor rests on us.

The stresses of life experienced during these unprecedented times can have one feeling challenged, overwhelmed and broken. However, in all of this we recognize that God is not blinded to our situations. God is all powerful and “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we may ask or think.” When we ask for God’s blessing, we are calling on the power of our sovereign God.

The greatest blessing often come from times of testing

However, often the greatest blessings come after the greatest times of testing. In fact, this prayer of blessing was given to the priests just before God punished Israel for refusing to go into the promised land by wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. This priestly blessing would remind them of God’s presence with them in the wilderness and that he would provide for them during this time. The Lord alone established the nation of Israel and He would continue to preserve His people.

Over and over through Scripture, we see story after story of when God turned around for good the difficult pathways of those He loved. And He still works the same today, for He never changes. It is in times of trials and testing when we experience God turning things around.

So, we need to be reminded that God makes every crooked path straight. He is a ‘Way Maker, Miracle Worker, light in the darkness.’ He turns our mourning into dancing and our trials into triumphs. God holds the power to cause things to happen in just a moment that would otherwise take us years to do. He can line up our paths to cross with others He wants us to meet. God can open doors that leave us in awe at how they open. He can close doors that He knows are not the best for us. He has a plan for us, in the good times, and in every difficult thing we face.

What does this blessing mean?

The blessing of God is the goodness of God in action. As His children, God’s blessings are unlimited. He keeps us in the palm of His hand. And He sustains us, guards us and guides us. His favor and grace rests on us and He is gracious to us beyond measure. He shows us kindness and love – even when we are unkind and unlovable. God is compassionate towards us. He smiles down on us like a doting Father. And He gives us peace.

Important note about this blessing:

It is important to note who does the blessing. The subject of this priestly prayer is the Lord. Each successive line in the priestly blessing starts with the words “the LORD”. The passage specifically focuses on God, as His Name is the subject of the blessing. The Lord, not the priest, was the one who blessed His people. The priest merely declared the blessing to the hearers. It is the Lord who blesses, keeps, makes His face to shine upon His people, acts graciously, turns His face toward His people, and gives them peace. He is the central focus and subject of the blessing.

God blesses us with all spiritual blessings, including electing, adopting, sanctifying, justifying, and pardoning us. It is his grace that redeems, regenerates and calls us. It is his grace that perseveres us for eternal life. God is the one who blesses us.

Let’s break down each line of this priestly prayer of blessing.

The blessing: “The Lord bless you and keep you.”

In English, the word “bless” carries the idea of receiving special favor, gifts, or endowments from God. But the Hebrew word “barak” used in Numbers 6:24 has a different and much deeper meaning. Barak is a Hebrew word, which acts as a verb in this verse. Interestingly, according to Strong’s Concordance, no. 1288, the word can mean kneeling before someone. So, the word has the idea of people worshiping God by kneeling to Him and God bending down toward man in a relationship. Therefore, barak or bless specifically means God’s special presence with His people. God is the blessing the Israelites received and he is the blessing we receive as His redeemed children.

Not only was the Lord their blessing, but the Lord was to keep them. Although many translations, including the NIV, ESV, and KJV all translate the verse as “keep you,” there are other translations of the word. For example, the NLT says, “protect you,” while the ISV translates the word as “guard you.” Similarly, the GNT version says, “take care of you.” All these translations are based on the Hebrew word “shamar.” This word carries the idea of keeping, caring for, and protecting (Strong’s Concordance, no. 8104). When the priests declared the blessing before the Israelites, the priests were affirming that God would protect them. He would keep and guard Israel.

Psalm 121:7-8 says, “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. “

In tying the verse all together, Yahweh promised to be present with the Israelites, divinely protecting them. They were not helpless, alone outcasts, for the Lord God was with them.

The blessing: “The Lord make His face shine upon you.”

This statement was a request for God to grant them His favor. God’s favor, or grace, is God giving us the ability to do something which is humanly impossible for us to do. The “favor of God” can be described as a divine kindness, or an act of true compassion on the part of God Himself toward needy and undeserving human recipients. Often in Scripture this act of God toward unworthy men or women is referred to as God’s “grace” – which means “the unmerited favor of God,”

It also implies that God does not shine His face on everyone. It shines on His chosen people, Israel. But He also causes His face to shine on those who seek His face and proclaim Christ as their Savior.

Additionally, as His children, we ought to reflect Him. When Moses returned from the mountain after meeting with God, his face shown bright enough that he had to wear a veil to cover his face. He reflected the glory of God. In John 8:12, Jesus says that He is the Light of the World. But then in Matthew 5:14, Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” Because Christ lives in us, His light should shine through us into the darkness of the world so that the world can see Him in us and come to know Him.

The blessing: “And be gracious to you.”

To be gracious means ‘to favor,’ ‘to show kindnesses’ to an inferior, and ‘to be compassionate.’ It is God surrounding you with His steadfast lovingkindness. In Isaiah 30:18 it says, “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.” God is gracious because He is love. It is His character to love even if love is not returned to Him. He will give us good things because of His goodness. He extends favor, mercy, and kindness on whoever He pleases because it is who He is.

We do not deserve anything but God gives us everything, and when we consider His loving and kindly dealings with us, how is it that we are not more gracious? Sometimes we are filled with unkind thoughts, we speak unkind words, and we give unkind looks and we engage in unkind actions. Ephesians 4:31-32 says, “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” In other words, just as God is gracious to us, showing us favor, kindness, and compassion, so we should be to others.

The blessing: “The Lord lift up His countenance upon you.”

This is is a picture of a father smiling and taking pleasure in his child. When the Lord lifts His countenance upon us, it shows that He is looking on us for our good. It is him turning His face towards with with divine approval. He looks on us with a cheerful and pleasant countenance, as one that is well pleased with us.

As His children, we have the smile of God resting upon us. God is not frowning or looking angrily at us. He is showing His favor. He always hates our sin, but how greatly He loves us. Jeremiah 31:3 says, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

The blessing: “And give you peace.”

The Hebrew word is shalom, which expresses “peace” in a fuller and more holistic sense than we may use it today. This peace is not simply the ceasing of war, but total well-being, full flourishing. In other words, a tranquil heart and life – even in the midst of trails and the storms of life. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” The key to true peace is to keep our eyes on Jesus and fully trust God regardless of the circumstances.

A blessing not for vain repetitions

It is important for us to understand that these are not just words to be repeated like “God is good, God is great, let us thank him for our food.” These words were given by God to the priests to say to the people – words that would bring God’s literal protection, favor, love, approval and peace. It is a prayer for asking that He mercifully forgive our sins, supply our needs, console the heart, and prepare us by his grace for eternal glory; these things form the substance of this blessing, and the sum total of all blessings.

Is this prayer of Blessing only for the Priests in Israel?

Were these words only meant to be used by Aaron’s sons, the priests? Today, we are a priesthood of believers as followers of Christ and we have the power and wonderful privilege to bless others with the words we say. By saying words of blessing over another person, we are in fact sending a supernatural blessing to the person over whom we speak those words. Who can you bless today?

You Can Trust Him

We are children of the King. He is Sovereign and He reigns Supreme, giving favor, guidance, and blessings to all those who seek after Him.  He is good all the time and we can trust Him in all circumstances.

Don Moen’s Track “You Can Trust Him

Don Moen describes our Sovereign King as unparalleled and unprecedented, the centerpiece of civilization, the superlative of all excellence, the sum of human greatness, the source of divine grace, the only one able to save, and His blood is the only power able to cleanse.

His ears are opened to the sinners’ call, his hand is quick to catch a fallen soul. He is the eternal lover of us all – everyone! He supplies mercy for the struggling soul, sustains the tempted and the tried, sympathizes with the wounded and broken, strengthens the weak and weary, and He guards and guides the wanderer.

Jesus heals the sick, delivers the captives, defends the helpless, and binds up the brokenhearted. He is the key to all knowledge, the wellspring of wisdom, the doorway of deliverance, and the pathway of peace. He is the roadway of righteousness, the highway of holiness, and the gateway to glory.

Jesus is enough! He is the all-sufficient King. He is the King of righteousness and he is the King of the ages. Jesus is King of heaven, King of glory, and King of kings. He is the Lord of lords. He is a sovereign king.

There is no gauge to measure His limitless love, no barrier to block his blessings out poured. He is enduringly strong, entirely supreme, eternally steadfast, immortally faithful, imperially powerful, and impartially merciful. He is indescribable, incomprehensible, invisible, and irresistible.

You can’t out live him and you can’t live without him. The Pharisees couldn’t stand him when they found they couldn’t stop him. Pilate couldn’t fault him. Herod couldn’t kill him. Death couldn’t conquer him and the grave couldn’t hold him. He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. He is the God of the future and the God of the past. And we raise to speak His name again and again. Jesus! He is Jesus and He is for us. And we can trust him. (Listen to this powerful narrative on YouTube with the link below).

He is always there

Our prayers are powerful words. When we pray, God listens. Whether our prayers are for ourselves or on behalf of our families and friends – or even our enemies! We may not be able to be with them every moment of every day. But He is. We can’t see every struggle, every worry, every burden that may weigh them down. But He does. And He is always there, carrying them, and us, through every moment of life – good, hard, or bad. He is a safe place. He is our Rock. And He is Mighty to save.

Our Words Have Power

What if because of the words we say, someone didn’t fulfill God’s plan for their life because we said it was an impossible dream? What if because of the words we say, we make a child, friend, staff person feel like a failure? Or what if, because of the words we say, a lost person rejects Christ?

Our words have power.

What if when the crazy driver cuts you off you say words of blessing over them? What if when your spouse says something hurtful you say words of blessing over them? Or what if when your children leave for school you say words of blessing over them? What if your tyrant boss makes you feel like an idiot and you respond with words of blessing?

What will the words you speak today bring to others – curses or blessings? Will you speak life?

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Make His Praise Glorious

Praise God at all Times

It’s easy to praise God when we see Him doing great things in our lives. It’s easy to praise Him when life is going well. But what about the times that are difficult or sad or those moments when God seems slow to answer prayer or when we wonder if God has forgotten us (which He hasn’t). How much different would our lives and our world be if we praised God at all times? If we look hard enough, we can always find something to praise God for – even if our praise is a statement of faith for God’s goodness and faithfulness in our lives, no matter what we are going through.

In Psalm 34:1, the psalmist wrote: “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we learn that we are to “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” And in Psalm 150:6, the psalmist wrote: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” So if you are still breathing, you need to be praising the Lord.  (Click to tweet)

What does it mean to Praise God?

Praising God simply means that we are showing Him our admiration and that we are exalting Him. It’s taking the time to celebrate God and boast about who He is: His greatness and the ways He has worked in our lives. There is always something we can praise Him for and if we can’t find something in a particular moment, then we can praise Him for what He’s done in our lives in the past and for his faithfulness, mercy, and love.  (Click to tweet) We can praise Him because He never changes and He always keeps His promises. We can praise Him for forgiveness of sin. And we can praise Him that He will never leave or forsake us. Whatever attribute of God that comes to mind – praise Him for it.

Praise Can’t Occupy the same space as negative emotions

Even when we are feeling depressed, hurt, betrayed, worried, or ill, we can still praise God. In fact, if we spend more time praising God in the bad moments rather than grumbling and complaining, it becomes very difficult to stay in those negative moods and mindsets. It’s almost as if praising God and depression (or other negative emotions) can’t occupy the same time and space. The reason is when we are praising God our focus is on Him (where it should be), rather than on our circumstances  (Click to tweet)   and as we recall how God has been faithful to us in the past, it gives us assurance that He will do so again. So when the negative emotions threaten to take over, start writing a list of everything you can think of to praise God for and then start praising Him.

Ways to praise God

If God expects us to praise Him in all things, then what are some ways that we can praise Him? We praise God in many different ways. Some will belt out their praise before God in voices loud and strong. Others do so within the quietness of their hearts. We praise God as we sing worship songs that magnify Him. As we go through our day-to-day lives, we should be offering praise to God, whether it’s at home, work, church, school, grocery store, bank, or dentist’s office.

In the Bible, we can learn that praise was offered to God in several ways:

Praise through the use of musical instruments and singing.

Psalm 150:3-5 says, “Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.” And in Psalm 98:4-6 the psalmist writes: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn – shout for joy before the Loke, the King.”

Praise with clapping of hands and shouts of joy.

“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth!” (Psalm 47:1-2)

Praise in an assembly of believers.

“The whole assembly bowed in worship, while the singers sang and the trumpeters played.” (2 Chronicles 29:28)

Psalm 22:22, “I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you.”

Praise when we are alone.

Psalm 71:8 “My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.”

Psalm 34:1 I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

We can praise God in any position we are in.

In Acts 2:1-2, they were sitting. In Psalms 95:6, we see an invitation to kneel before the Lord our Maker. And in Exodus 33:10, the people stood and worshiped. In 1 Kings 18:39, the people “fell prostrate” (they laid down). In Nehemiah 8:6, they lifted their hands and bowed down with their faces to the ground. And in 2 Chronicles 29:30, they sang praises with gladness and bowed their heads and worship. In Psalm 63:4, the psalmist declared that he would lift up his hands to praise God for as long as he lived. And in Psalm 149:3, they were dancing and making music as a form of praise.

We can praise Him with our words.

“Therefore by Him let us continually offer sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15) We also praise Him with our words as we tell others about the great things God has done for us.

In Heaven, there is continual praise offered to God

In Revelation 19: 5-7 we see that there is continual praise being offered to God.

“And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”

There really isn’t a right or wrong way to praise God. What matters is that your praise be pure, heartfelt, genuine, and sincere. Going through the motions at church because everyone else is doing the same thing, is not praise – it’s just being a copy-cat – and God knows the motives of our heart. (Click to tweet) Don’t worry about what others are doing. Praise God in your own way for what He has personally done in your life and how your have experienced Him.

If you need something to get you started praising, read the lyrics to Eddie James’ song, “You Are Worthy.” You can also hear the song performed by the Prestonwood Choir on YouTube at the link below the lyrics.

You are Worthy

You are worthy, You are worthy, You are, yes!
Only You are worthy, You are worthy to be praised.

Holy, Righteous, Rock of Ages
Most High, yes! Only you are worthy.

Faithful teacher, Promise keeper
Savior, yes! Only You are worthy.

Shepherd, Father, My strong tower.
Comfort, yes! Only You are worthy.
You are worthy to be praised.

From the rising of the sun
Until the going down of the same
You are worthy, You are worthy.
You are, yes! Only You are worthy

I will lift my voice And I will praise your holy name.
You are worthy, You are worthy
You are, yes! Only You are worthy.
You are worthy to be praised

Mighty Warrior, Great Jehovah,
Victor, yes! Only you are worthy

Awesome helper, My redeemer,
Healer, yes! Only you are worthy

Sovereign Master, My creator,
GOD YES! Only you are worthy.
You are worthy to be praised

Stricken and beaten, Crucified On Calvary
Only you are worthy.

Bled, Died, Buried in a
Borrowed tomb.
Only you are worthy.

With all power In your hands
You rose again. Only you are worthy.
You are worthy to be praised

From the rising of the sun
Until the going down of the same
You are worthy, You are worthy.
You are, yes! Only You are worthy.

I will lift my voice, And I will praise your holy name
You are worthy, You are worthy.
You are, yes! Only You are worthy.
You are worthy to be praised

We Praise You, We Lift You Up!
We Honor You! Magnify You!

Excellent! Incredible!
Omnipotent! Infallible!

We Praise You, We Lift You Up!
We Honor You! Magnify You!

Excellent! Incredible!
Omnipotent! Infallible!

You are worthy to be praised

Offer your Praise to God

Whom do we praise? The Lord alone (Psalm 148:13). How do we praise Him? With singing (Psalm 149:1), with dancing (verse 2), with musical instruments (Psalm 150:3), with our words (Psalm 35:28), with our actions (Colossians 3:17), with our uprightness (Psalm 119:7), and with all our hearts (Psalm 86:12). When should we praise the Lord? All the time (Psalm 34:1). We should express our adoration, approval, thanksgiving, and celebration to the One who created and redeemed us. “How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!” (Psalm 147:1).

What is your favorite way to praise God? What can you praise Him for right now? Take a moment now to offer your praise to God – and make His praise glorious.

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Acceptable Words

Is Jesus Lord of All – Including Your Words?

As Christians, we say that Jesus is Lord of our lives. If that is true, then Jesus would be Lord of our words as well as our deepest thoughts, emotions, and feelings. Julia M. Bruce

As Christians, we say that Jesus is Lord of our lives. If that is true, then Jesus would be Lord of our words, as well as our deepest thoughts, emotions, and feelings. We can’t say that Jesus is Lord of our lives and then use cuss words or vulgar words. Neither can we say that He is Lord of our lives but carry around anger, bitterness, and resentment towards others. The prayer of the psalmist in Psalm 19:14, should be our prayer every day: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight.” So, then, what words and thoughts are acceptable to God?

We can’t say that Jesus is Lord of our lives and then use cuss words or vulgar words. Neither can we say that He is Lord of our lives but carry around anger, bitterness, and resentment towards others. – Julia M. Bruce

Acceptable Words are Words of Blessing

I have no doubt that our words can be a far more powerful weapon than even the atom bomb. Our words can either be the biggest blessing or deepest wound. We can either use our words to edify (build up) others as we speak life into them or we can cause hurt as we tear them down. Our words can either encourage and comfort others or we can ridicule and shame them. And we can speak truth and life or lies and deceit.

Our words can either be a blessing or the deepest wound. We can either edify (build up) others or tear them down. We can encourage and comfort or ridicule and shame. And we can speak truth and life or lies and deceit. Julia M. Bruce

Read the following verses to see what the Bible has to say about the power of our words:

Old Testament verses:

  • There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18
  • Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. Proverbs 13:3 –
  • A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
  • A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Proverbs 15:4
  • Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Proverbs 16:24
  • Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21
  • Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Proverbs 21:23

New Testament verses:

  • I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak. Matthew 12:36
  • Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29
  • But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Colossians 3:8
  • Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt so that you may know how you out to answer each person. Colossians 4:6
  • If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. James 1:26

God expects us to use our words to build each other, not tear each other down.

Acceptable Words Pray a Blessing on Others

Did you know that the Nation of Israel had a prayer of blessing they would pray over each other? Listen to the words of this prayer found in Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

How would our world be different if we prayed this prayer of blessing over others – even the people we don’t like? What if we memorized this prayer of blessing and when someone cuts us off in traffic we pray the prayer of blessing? Or if our boss treats us unfairly, we pray the prayer of blessing over him or her? What if our spouse does or says something hurtful we pray the prayer of blessing? Would not our world be different?

Acceptable Words are Praise and Adoration to God

Another way our words are acceptable to God is when we acknowledge His work in our lives and give Him the praise, honor and glory that is due Him. However, we can’t worship Him with our words on Sunday, but then cuss Monday through Saturday. Neither can we sing praise songs to Him in the worship service but then stand around the break room at work and tell dirty jokes, gossip, or ridicule others. We can’t lift our hands in worship to Him on Sunday, but come home to say negative and disparaging words about someone of another race.

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We can’t worship Him with our words on Sunday, but then cuss Monday through Saturday. And we can’t sing praise songs to Him in the worship service but then stand around the break room at work and tell dirty jokes. Julia M. Bruce

If our mouth is speaking cuss words, telling dirty jokes, gossip, ridicule, and racial slurs, then that is what our heart is full of and there isn’t much room for praise and adoration for our God and our Savior. Julia M. Bruce

If our heart is full of cuss words, dirty jokes, gossip, ridicule, and racial slurs, it begs the question: Is our worship, praise, and adoration genuine – or is it just motions we go through as we play the part of “Christian”? Julia M. Bruce

Where Words are Birthed

Not only should our words be acceptable to God, but also our thoughts and emotions because the words that exit from our mouths begin in the thoughts of our hearts. Jesus said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” In Matthew 15:18, He said, “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart.” And in Matthew 12:34, Jesus also said, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

Before the word is said, the thought is formed. So if our mouth is speaking cuss words, telling dirty jokes, gossip, ridicule, and racial slurs, then that is what our heart is full of and there isn’t much room for praise and adoration for our God and our Savior. In fact, if our heart is full of those things, it begs the question: Is our worship, praise, and adoration genuine – or is it just motions we go through as we play the part of “Christian” while around other Christians in church on Sunday?

Dwell on these Acceptable Words

The psalmist also prayed that the meditations of his heart would be acceptable. These are the thoughts that dwell within us. What are the kinds of words and thoughts we should dwell on? The Bible tells us what they are.

Paul wrote a list of things in Philippians 4:8 that we should let our mind dwell on. He said, “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable — if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise — dwell on these things.” If we allow our hearts and minds to dwell on these – then out of the abundance of these thoughts our mouth will speak and our words and thoughts will both be acceptable to God.

The words that exit our mouths begin in the thoughts of our hearts. If we dwell on the good things in Philippians 4:8, then out of the abundance of these thoughts our words and thoughts will be acceptable to God. Julia M. Bruce

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Our Words Reveal What’s in our Heart

Almost every kid knows the saying, “Stick and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” There is never a saying more untrue! In fact, words often hurt more than physical wounds. Why? Because we all know that if we say something, it comes from the heart. Our mouth reveals what’s in our heart. Have you ever said something hurtful and then try to smooth things over by saying, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean that?” If you’re honest with yourself, yes you did.

Lingering Effects of hurtful words

Psychologists have found that the memories of hurtful words linger far longer than physical hurt. Guy Winch, Ph.D., listed five reasons that emotional pain is worse than physical:

  1. Memories Trigger Emotional Pain But Not Physical Pain. Recalling the time you broke your leg will not make your leg hurt but recalling the time you felt rejected by your high-school crush will cause you substantial emotional pain.
  2. We Use Physical Pain as Distraction from Emotional Pain Not Vice Versa. We rarely see a woman choosing to manage the pain of natural childbirth by rereading the rejection letter from her college of choice but teens will practice “cutting” as a way to relieve and distract themselves from deep emotional pain.
  3. Physical Pain Garners Far More Empathy from Others Than Emotional Pain. When we see a stranger get hit by a car we wince, gasp, or even scream and run to see if they’re OK. But when we see a stranger get bullied or taunted we are unlikely to do any of those things.
  4. Emotional Pain Echoes in Ways Physical Pain Does Not. If you got a call about your parent dying while you were having a romantic lobster meal with your partner on Valentine’s Day, it will probably be a few years before you can enjoy lobster or Valentine’s Day without becoming extremely sad. But if you broke your foot playing softball in an amateur league you will likely be back on the field as soon as you’re fully healed.
  5. Emotional Pain but Not Physical Pain Can Damage Our Self-Esteem and Long-Term Mental Health. Physical pain has to be quite extreme to affect our personalities and damage our mental health but even single episodes of emotional pain can damage our emotional health.

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Our words impact those around us

It’s true that our words impact those around us – both positively and negatively – and we can be both intentional and unintentional in hurting others with what we say. Sometimes our words don’t convey exactly what we’re intending to communicate. For example, here are a few announcements found in actual church bulletins:

  • This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Smith to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.
  • The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind, and they may be seen in the church basement on Friday afternoon.
  • This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

While the above bulletin bloopers are simply poor grammar and word choices on the part of the writer and can be humorous, sometimes we say critical or unkind things as if they were a joke. However, if we are honest with ourselves, usually we feel there is some amount of truth to what we are saying when we are “just kidding”. We try to cleverly attempt to wrap up harsh words in a pun or some other attempt at humor, but such words still hurt.

From the abundance of the heart

Jesus taught that it is from the abundance of our heart that our mouth speaks. If it were not in our heart, it probably would not be coming out of our mouth. Our words shows our character and the character we should be showing is the glory of God in whom we are made in His image. Let’s make sure the words that are spoken come from a heart that is focused and in fellowship with our Savior. Make sure the words that spring forth from your heart and come out of your mouth build others up – not tear them down.


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Revive Us Again, Lord

Our nation and our world need to experience a revival. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land.” Revival begins with the people of God. We invite you to join us in praying for revival for America and our world.

Revive Us Again, Lord
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