Do you know the difference between thanking God and praising God?
We thank God for what He does or provides us. We praise Him for Who He Is.
Being thankful keeps us focused on what we have instead of what we don’t. It wards off discontentment and a bad case of the gimme’s.
Praise God everyday!
We PRAISE him for who he is. Not what he does. Who He Is!
The Bible calls us to praise God. Over 250 times in the Bible, men, women, angels and creation Praise the Lord! If God put it in his book that many times, it must be important.
Are you up for a praise challenge?
Praise God for his character.
God, I praise you because you are …
Praise God by listing who he is to you.
God, I praise you for being my …
Praise God for his character qualities.
God I praise you for being …
- Present in my life,
- In Control of what I cannot.
You can Praise God by Name:
I praise you God for being …
- The One True God. (Elohim)
- The God who Sees. (El Roi)
- The God of Beginnings and the end (Alpha and Omega)
- The God of Mercy
Praise God with Psalms
Psalm 146-150 are filled with praises.
Praising is a way of acknowledging God. It takes practice because it’s so easy to slip back into thankfulness.
This month be thankful, and practice praising God for who he is! Let me know how you do.
Scripture for today: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 NIV
Prayer: Lord, God, you are good and mighty and true and faithful. Fill my mouth with your praises and proclamation of who you are! In Jesus Mighty Name, amen.