Praising God

Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

The very breath that God gives us should be used to praise Him. As long as we live we should praise our creator (Psalm 146:1-2).

Acts 16:25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Praying and singing-prisoners were listening: The word translated listening here means “to listen with pleasure,” as if listening to beautiful music. It is in times of darkness that the light of a Christian witness shines brightest.

Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without complaining and disputing.
(15) that you may become blameless and harmless children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine as lights in the world,
(16) holding fast the word of life so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

Brothers and sisters, I am not the best singer. In fact, I really can’t sing at all. I tried singing in the school choir when I was a student at Saint Augustine College years ago.

Whenever someone asks if I have a good singing voice, I tell them I know how to make a joyful noise to the Lord.

The result from a 2015 Pew Research poll suggested that 70 percent of those looking for a church considered singing and worship one of their top reasons for staying at a church.


Paul and Silas found themselves singing and praising God from a jail cell. What happened next surprised them as much as it surprised the jailers. An earthquake shook the jail, the doors opened, and Paul and Silas were free.

Brothers and sisters, this is not just a story about the power of praise and worship. It’s a story about how God can work in the most difficult of circumstances. Paul and Silas were not praising God in order to make a miracle happen. They were praising God because of who He is, whether it was His will to keep them in jail or not.

Why do we praise our Lord inside and outside of church? Is it to get something from Him? Or is it simply because of who He is?

Accept Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. Salvation is a free gift. You may not really have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.

Written By Edward Jeffries

One thought on “Praising God

  1. I used to have a good voice as a girl. Unfortunately, w/ age, that has been lost. This does not diminish my ability to praise God. Even when I only mouth the words to the songs we sing in church, my heart rejoices. ❤

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