“Engaging the heart”
PRAISE CHANGES YOUR CLIMATE.
PRAISE POSITIONS YOU,
PRAISE PRECEDES VICTORY!
THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS A LIFESTYLE OF PRAISE.
PRAISE EXPRESSES APPRECIATION, GRATITUDE, HAPPINESS AND AFFECTION
A. SO HOW DO WE DO IT?
WITH OUR MOUTH or LIPS – IT IS AN UTTERANCE!
KJV Heb. 13:15 by Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (THAT NAME GLORIFIED)
Heb 4:16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
THE APPROACH TO THE THRONE SHOULD BE BOLD!
THE THRONE HAS A LOCATION
Ps 22:3 Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
PRAISE IS GOD’S ADDRESS. IF YOU WANT TO BE WHERE HE IS, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO OFFER HIM PRAISE.
Ps 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
PRAISE IS THE WAY INTO GOD’S PRESENCE…
Isa 60:18 Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
GRATEFUL PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE AN ACCESS TO MORE!
PAUL AND SILAS
Acts 16:25 but about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; 26 And suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were unfastened.
LIMITATIONS & HINDRANCES ARE REMOVED THROUGH PRAISE!
Rev. 19:1 After this, I heard the sound of a vast crowd in heaven shouting, “hallelujah! Salvation is from our God. Glory and power belong to Him alone.
THE EXPRESSIONS OF HIS LOVE DEMAND PRAISE, EVEN SHOUTS!
2. WE PRAISE WITH OUR HEARTS
Psa. 9:1 I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
Psa. 86:12 With all my heart I will praise you, o lord my God.
I will give glory to your name forever,
Psa 111:1 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
IF YOU DON’T LEARN TO ENGAGE YOUR HEART IN PRAISE YOU WON’T ENGAGE YOUR HEART (SPIRIT) WHEN ENEMY ATTACKS…
THE SOUL THAT’S FULL OVERFLOWS WITH JOYFUL PRAISE!
Ex. KING DAVID… 2 Samuel 6:14-16, David danced before the Lord with all his might.
Michal saw him leaping, and dancing before the lord. Despised him
Vs 20-22 “I will play before the Lord”