An Attitude of Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving

Wednesday July 11, 2012

(We prayed for rain. 2 Chron. 7:13-14) In John 4:20-24 the Samaritan woman was “hung up” on worship having to be on a mountain. In Phil. 3:1-3 the people were “hung up” on the ritual of physical circumcision (self-mutilation) and missed the true circumcision of heart. God is a Spirit. How much you know God is in relationship with how and how much you worship Him. How do we worship Him? We worship Him in and by the Spirit, speaking in tongues and glorifying Him. Deut. 28:1-14 tells about God’s blessings in relation to our willingness and praise. Deut. 28:15-44 tells about the curses caused by hardness to the voice of God and not serving God in  joy and gladness. Our praise and thanksgiving should be louder before than after the victory. Col. 1:12. There is also a relationship between praise and inheriting. Rom. 1:19 -20 says that even though people can know God by seeing His creation, they do not glorify Him as God and are not thankful. Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually (Heb. 13:15).