The significant power of praise in our lives...

       We hear the words praise and worship at church all the time. We know that they are considered a type of music genre but there is so much more to it. So what is praise in the biblical sense? According to Global Disciples Canada, “Praise refers to lifting God up. It is the joyful recounting of what God has done for us.” Praise is to happily tell our God, thank You for what You have done for me. If you have walked with God, you know there is much to be thankful for and we should praise Him daily for His mercy and grace! But, did you know that there is power in praise?

       Isaiah 61:3 states, “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (KJV). The whole verse is beautiful, but let’s focus on “...the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”. If we praise God, the spirit of heaviness must leave.

       Let’s talk about heaviness. Heaviness is depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and any feeling that takes away your peace. Isn’t it wonderful that God has given us praise for our fight against darkness. Psalm 18:3 states, “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” (KJV). Praise will save us from our enemies!

       How do we activate this in our lives? Take a moment to think of what Jesus has done for you and simply thank Him with a joyful heart. I invite you to make praise an ongoing theme throughout your day and see your world changed!

Below is Psalms 100, it is a incredible Psalms of praise. 

 Psalms 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

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

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (KJV)


Thank God for His mercy! Thank God for His grace! 

-The Team at Rise Lioness Co

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