Bless The Lord

3 08 2012

David knew how to bless the Lord with praise and worship. Maybe that is why God elevated him to be King over Israel after the failings of his predesessor, Saul.

You see, it is praise that elevates us. When we praise God with all our heart, all of our soul and with all of our might…We are lifted into a new place within ourselves; within our spirit (or inner being) and we get a glimpse of the glory of the Lord. It is wonderful and marvelous and filled with the light of His presence.

How do I know? Yes, I have been there many, many times and you can get there too. Praise and worship gets you there, as does thanksgiving.

David gave us a big hint about the GPS coordinates for being in the presence of our God when he tells us in Psalm 100:4

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. KJV

I bear witness that you can do this in the privacy of your rec room or in the midst of the congregation of like-Believer’s…

One thing is for sure… If you don’t enter His gates with sincere thanksgiving; you certainly won’t come into His courts… with praise or anything else for that matter. Umhmm… It’s true! That’s why some of you are so bored at Church and some of you stand around during the  “Praise and Worship” time of service shifting from foot-to-foot; or watching someone else have a moment of joy-in-the-Lord while you think they’re stupid or weird or ‘showing off.’

That is just because you are leaving your full focus out of the service and not focusing upon the ONE you’ve come to worship. [duh!]

Ever have a store clerk not give you his/her full attention while waiting upon you? Annoying isn’t it? Ever receive some honor at work or school and some folks in the audience seem totally uninterested in the program or proceedings (sighing, looking at their watch or disconnectedly chattering away with a seatmate)… How rude?

Well, approaching the King of Kings and Lord of Lords commands our full presence, attention, worship,  admiration and consideration. Perhaps if we considered Who He Is and what He has done for us and that He is alive… watching and loving us each and every day we draw breath: In fact, if not for Him we could not draw our next heartbeat nor our next breath. Those beats are a rhythmn and on time… HE IS the very creator of time!

God Bless you, Empowered/Ken Reynolds-singing video below:

Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy Name!

Be Blessed!

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