Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Praise....

It isn't an action.


It's an attitude.


Most people think of praise as something for Sunday morning church. I, however believe that praise is an attitude of the heart. Philippians 1:9-11 says “9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”


Righteousness is being perfect in the eyes of God. And through Jesus, we have that. Now, if we are filled with the fruits of righteousness, then we should be using those fruits to bring glory and praise to God. For most of us, however, praise is a Sunday morning thing. We have to have our music and our singers. In the bible many times do people sing praises to God, glorifying him. Now, think, how often do we truly go to our Sunday services and worship? How often do we go and think about our week and what we can do next week? How often do we sit and talk? We should honor God by praising him at all times. It should be a habit, not an extra thing. When you think about what you've done over the last week, how much have you done to glorify God? How much have you done for yourself?


My challenge for you, and for me, is to make praise an attitude, and not an action. To seek to praise God with our every action. :-)


In Christ,

Elijah