10 Benefits Of Praising And Worshipping God
KEY SCRIPTURES: Psalms 150:1-6; Hebrews 13:15
Hebrews 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.”
Praising and worshipping God is a mandate given to us as believers to do every day of our lives. We are created for God’s pleasure and to praise and worship Him all day long. Praise and Worship is a powerful part of our walk with God as a Christian and we must cultivate the act of engaging in them daily. Praising and worshiping God comes with blessings. When they are being done daily, things are moved to work for good for us as believers in the spiritual realm. God’s work and power have been manifested in time passed through the act of praising and worshiping God. Things have moved from the spiritual realm to the natural eyes when praise and worship goes up and these are the examples and testimonies we must imitate as a believer if we want God to work in a miraculous way in our lives.
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When we worship and praise God in faith, despite the circumstances or situation around us, God sets in motion to do the imaginable which eyes will see once we have a believing heart. Our daily Christian living should not be void of praising and worshiping God because there are benefits attached to them when they are done regularly. We shouldn’t just always praise and worship God in good times only but all the time because He is still God in season and out of season. In this article, 10 benefits of praising and worshiping God will be highlighted and discussed. Put praise and worship into practice and watch God’s power work for you.
- TO RENEW AND LIFT OUR SPIRITUAL MIND AND STRENGTHEN US: Psalms 103:1-5; 42:5-6
Praising and worshiping God helps to renew our spiritual mind and lift one up when one is down. Praising and worshiping God strengthens us when we are confused about situations or things happening around us that we don’t know the solution to. Through praising and worshiping God, solutions or ideas on ways to get rid of such situations are dropped into our spirit mind and this helps to cool our mind that God is in control which brings peace.
2. TO INVITES GOD’S PRESENCE ON OUR LIVES: 2 Chronicles 5:11-14
When the children of Israelites praise and worship God in the bible text above, the glory of the Lord came down and filled the house of God, likewise, when we praise and worship God, we invite the presence of God into all aspects of our lives. God will be present to lead and guide us in decision making and assist us to make the right choices too. The importance of God’s presence in the life of a believer can’t be overemphasized because without the presence of God, a believer is powerless and empty.
3. TO REPEL DEPRESSION: Isaiah 61:3
To matter what one is facing or passing through, when you praise and worship God, it lessens or repels depression or overthinking the situation which attracts peace and joy in your heart thereby increasing our faith in God that God has already stepped into the situation and all is well.
4. IT GIVES VICTORY: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30; Psalms 73:16-17
When three enemy nations rose to war against Israel, praising and worshiping God which was a strategy used by king Jehoshaphat won the victory for them and God confused their enemies, and they began to fight and kill themselves. Likewise, another benefit of praising and worshiping God is that it gives victory over difficult situations and circumstances. It reveals solutions and helps to fight battles we can’t see. Instead of getting worried over a situation you can’t change, try praising and worshiping God that he has done it by focusing on Him and see God setting motion to give you victory at last.
5. TO REMEMBER GOD’S BLESSINGS: Psalms 103:1-2
Another benefit of praising and worshiping God is that it makes us remember the blessings of God and all that He has done for us. It makes us not to forget the good tidings God has done in time past, the present and having faith that He will do much more in the future. It makes us trust in God and deepen a lasting relationship with Him because we know He is a worthy God that never forsakes His beloved children.
6. TO BREAK CHAINS AND OPEN DOORS: Acts 16:16-40
When Paul and Silas were taken, chained and thrown into prison in the above text, midnight praise and worshiping of God broke all chains from their legs and opened the prison’s doors. It shows that praising and worshiping God can break chains and open doors. Stop looking at the mountain or the bad report but learn to trust in God by praising Him and He will set you free. He will free you from every chain holding you back and every bondage that you are in. Not just that but other people in your families, church, and the world over will be freed from their bondage. Notice how the chains of other prisoners were also removed (Acts 16:25). Stop complaining and praise God. When we praise and worship the Lord, He arises, and our enemy’s scatter.
7. IT BOOSTS OUR CONFIDENCE
During our weakness and failures, we tend to focus on ourselves and how to boost our self-esteem which can lead to depression and loss of confidence but when we focus of God and the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, our hope is renewed. When we begin to praise and worship God, our confidence is boosted, and we end up loving ourselves despite our flaws and weaknesses.
8. IT INCREASE OUR FAITH IN GOD
Praising and worshiping God increases your faith in turbulent days. See, as you spend time praising God, you can recount the great things He has done in your life, other people’s lives, and even the great things the Lord did in the Bible. When you do this, your soul is reminded of God’s goodness, which builds your faith.
9. TO HELP KEEP FOCUS ON ETERNITY
Another benefit of praising and worshiping God is that it helps one to be heavenly minded and not get carried away by all the beautiful things the world has to offer. It switches one’s mind away from physical things that are glamorous to eyes and makes one to keep focus on life after death. This will help one to live a life with eternity in view without getting carried away.
10. IT BRINGS JOY
Praising and worshiping God brings unspeakable joy to the soul and spirit. Knowing the fact that there is someone up there who cares about one’s being is enough to radiate joy to the soul. When you praise and worship God, there is supernatural joy that flows to your soul and there is the assurance that no matter what, God will see you through it all.
Activities and challenges of this world can make one far from God if one doesn’t watch out for it. When we make praising and worshiping God part of daily existence, things that are naturally not working or bothering one will not again because there is an assurance that one has the presence of God, and everything is coming to an expected end. If you want to see a difference in your relationship with Christ and in your walk with Him, start to enjoy these benefits of praising God today. Continue even when you feel prone to give up. Commit yourself to a life of praise and fellowship with Jesus and experience the fullness of God.