Thursday, June 12, 2014

Praise and Worship

Greetings My Friends
If you are anything like me, you probably couldn't tell the difference between those two words. I not only had a hard time with that, I didn't know exactly what or how. If you look up praise, it says worship. You look up worship, it says praise. What a dilemma.
I happen to be reading a book by a well-known pastor, and listening to his CDs. I finally got what I think is an acceptable answer. He started to explain it by saying that praise and worship music is just music by itself. It's how the people sing or play music that makes it worship. If it is in the heart to be praise, it is. It doesn't matter if it is old hymns or the new, noisier stuff.
Another thing we learned as a result of our fast was simply this. We knew that if we went to the Lord and thank him for all he has done for us, it was praise. The pastor I just referred to also said that if you go to the Lord acknowledging Jesus blood, and your righteousness through Him, it is praise and worship.
Another form of praise and worship, is when you trust and believe in Jesus, and witness to someone. Every time you pray for someone, do a kind thing, give to hurting people, etc. That is considered praise. When you live by Christ's example, or at least try very hard to, that is praise. Do it every chance you get. We all have countless reasons to praise and worship the Lord. Just acknowledging what He has done by saying a simple thank you Lord, is praise. We all have reason to do it often.
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Prayer of Salvation

My Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought salvation. Forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior. Thank you Lord.