Give praise to the Lord, proclaim God’s name; make known among the nations what God has done. Sing to God, sing praise to the Lord; tell of all God’s wonderful acts. Glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and God’s strength; seek the Lord’s face always. (Psalm 105: 1-7 NIV)
The worshipers heart is to bring God’s reputation out into the open and make it known. David expressed it so wonderfully in many of the songs that he wrote about God, and what God was doing in his life.
To praise God is to Halal God; it is to magnify the name of the Lord rather than self. It is to testify about God, and let the history and present be made known of how God has changed you.
David became who he was because of the destiny that was in front of him, but also because he was a person who sought God out in everything. He would also make his praise of God public, by expressing it in any way, shape or form to bring honour to God. He was sold-out to God in his worship, because he loved the Lord with all that he was.
Praise breaks the hold of the enemy, who tries to bring us into a place of despair and hopelessness. When we praise God, we defeat the wiles of the enemy to bring us down.
No matter what you may be going through, if you just begin to declare victory and praise in God, and in your circumstance. you will see things differently. There is a song that is speaking to my heart right now called, “Raise a Hallelujah” by Jonathan and Melissa Helser, which says that my weapon is my melody!
The song inside you, when you release it, has the power to break the tactics of the enemy in your life. Praise opens our eyes to the glory of God, because when we praise, we focus on God, and not on what is before us.
Seek God always, the Psalmist says, through everything seek God, and let out a sound of praise! Tell the world what God has done for you, and is doing for you. Hallelujah!!
Pastor Branden Aggett-Cox
Associate Pastor, DGFC