“Praise is like preventative medicine, constantly reminding us of His attributes, character, names and how He relates to our needs. It is a regular tune-up in our understanding of Him so that we are not deceived by lies and misconceptions. Praise focuses on the genuine God so that the counterfeit “gods” of this world are exposed.”
~Fern Nichols/ Moms in Prayer Leader’s Guide
As many of you know I am starting September and my 50th year off with a determination to be praising the days away. Of course you do realize that this means I get to daily experience
a test an opportunity, when I least expect it, that would turn me toward the “oh, so draining” grumbling and complaining mode. But, I am purposing to press the PAUSE button…make that the DELETE button, as soon as I catch myself. Right then and there I turn my Pause into a Praise and let the God who is Faithful set me back on my feet again.
In the meantime, as I am casting down every lofty thing that desires to usurp His authority, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5), I have also been pondering some really great praise quotes! Amazing what you can do when you are wearing Armour. I hope you find one or two that challenge, encourage and spark you on in your own praise journey of our Amazing, All Powerful, All Wise, Living God!
Those of you who requested a Praise Card, the first bunch was mailed today! If you have not sent me your mailing address and would like to receive your own 31 Ways to Praise Card, it’s not too late! Just e-mail me your address. I will keep mailing until they are gone. 😉
Holiness is the perfection of all [God’s] other attributes. His power is holy power, His mercy is holy mercy, His wisdom is holy wisdom. It is His holiness more than any other attribute that makes Him worthy of our praise.
Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ.
The more you praise God, the more you become God-conscious and absorbed in His greatness, wisdom, faithfulness, and love. Praise reminds you of all that God is able to do and of great things He has already done.
Wesley L. Duewel
Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God’s goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things, new-created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing, let your joyful heart praise and magnify so good and glorious a Creator.
Praise lies upon a higher plain than thanksgiving. When I give thanks, my thoughts still circle around myself to some extent. But in praise my soul ascends to self-forgetting adoration, seeing and praising only the majesty and power of God, His grace and redemption.
Like supernatural effervescence, praise will sometimes bubble up from the joy of simply knowing Christ. Praise like that is…delight. Pure pleasure! But praise can also be supernatural determination. A decisive action. Praise like that is…quiet resolve. Fixed devotion. Strength of spirit.
Joni Eareckson Tada
The climax of God’s happiness is the delight He takes in the echoes of His excellence in the praises of His people.
If we would talk more about the Lord and praise Him, we would have less time to talk about ourselves.
In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.
Every human activity, except sin, can be done for God’s pleasure, if you do it with an attitude of praise.
The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.
When you cannot rejoice in feelings, circumstances or conditions, rejoice in the Lord.
Praise is the honey of life which a devout heart extracts from every bloom of providence and grace.
Satan so hates the genuine praise of Christ that his fiery darts of discouragement are not effective against us when we respond in praise.
Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed. It will be their employment for ever.
The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.
Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
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