Praise Is Powerful

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. (Psalm 150:1-6)
Praise is powerful.
In the Bible, the word “praise” occurs about 259 times and “worship” occurs around 188 times. That’s a lot!
What a wonderful reminder of how important it is to lift up praise and worship to the Lord.
After all, the reason God created us was to worship Him! 
This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.” (Isaiah 43:21)

When we praise the Lord, it’s much more than singing a happy song. In the spiritual realm, praise and worship is also a weapon of warfare. Satan and his minions can’t stand it when we exalt the name of Jesus and praise the Lord. They have no choice but to flee.

Praising and magnifying the Lord’s name causes bondages to break loose, strongholds to come down, and chains to fall! It increases our connection with God, fortifies our spirit and brings freedom.

And praising God should not be something we only do on Sunday mornings, no, our lives should be saturated with it!

Praise Him when you awake.
Praise Him before you lay down to sleep.
Praise Him in the car on your way to work.
Praise Him while you cook dinner.
Praise Him in the shower.
Praise Him when you’re standing in line at the checkout.

Today, carve out time to lift up praise to God! He is worthy!

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!  
The Holy Spirit has been reminding me of this devotion each and every day since I read it. No matter what we are facing, we must exalt and praise Him, “Satan and his minions can’t stand it when we exalt the name of Jesus and praise the Lord. They have no choice but to flee.” No matter what your going through, no matter where you are at this very moment, turn up your praise music super loud or lift up your voice and praise Him, they have no choice but to flee. Praise is Powerful! Hallelujah!
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!