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Great is the LORD…((†))

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Great is the LORD

Scripture repeatedly instructs us to praise the LORD. As a people we praise God for many things and on many levels. So we praise God out of obedience?

The answer should be yes. Loving God is proved by active obedience to the instruction of His Word.

In Psalm 91, at the end, we find a love letter from God the Father, to His children. It begins in verse 14, “Because He loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him. I will protect him for he acknowledges my name.

Honoring God, reverentially fearing Him, causes God to honor us. This often happens during praise.

When I praise God with a heavy heart, I begin to experience a lightening of my burden, then within me I begin to feel joy. The joy of the Lord, which the Word reveals as our strength. I become stronger, as I obediently praise my God.

Praise is a response to the very character of God. In our praise, we, increasingly reflect God’s nature.

🙂  revealed to me during FCMCs message 8-29-2010 and through Daily Reflection and Prayer by Mark D. Roberts @ High Calling Blogs

Psalm 96:4

~ Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods. (NIV)

~ For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised. (KJV)

~ For great is the LORD and very much to be praised.(Hebrew translation)

Blessings Loves …♥…

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

One thought on “Great is the LORD…((†))

  1. Thank you for this post! Great message.

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