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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Praise is Powerful

Praise is Powerful

But Thou art holy, O Thou that inhabits the praises of Israel. 
- Psalm 22:3

Read: Psalm 22:1-4

When I feel down or discouraged I'm often drawn to sing an old song by the Imperials titled "Praise the Lord"   Imperials "Praise the Lord"    The song encourages the believer to walk by faith and to praise God regardless of the circumstances. 

When we praise God He works in us.
When we praise God His presence is more evident.
When we praise God the chains of doubt and despair fall away.

The Psalmist understood this. David wrote, "Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence."- Psalm 42:5

Praise is a choice that reminds us that God's not done 
Praise is a choice that reminds us that we are not defeated. 
Praise is a choice that reminds us that God alone is our one desire.

Why is praise so powerful? Because praise reflects on God's character, God's conciliation, and rewards God's children with hope.

In short, praise is powerful because we choose to refuse the fear of the unknown for faith in the One we know.

Praise the Lord, He can work through those who praise Him
Praise the Lord, for our God inhabits praise
Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you
Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you
When you praise Him


  1. It's hard to go wrong with The Imperials music.

  2. I also love this song and sing it when I need a lift.