The Light Washed Path

Praise Lifts You

Dan. 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

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True praise that God accepts, is that which acknowledges the virtues of His being, because it recognizes that He is real. True praise recognizes the Lord’s worth and expresses appreciation and admiration for His qualities, simply because they exist. And the truest praise is able to look beyond the immediate barriers of life’s trials and misfortunes, to see the ever-radiating goodness of God. Through downfall and the collapse of man’s ways, true praise KNOWS that God’s goodness still stands. Job, in the midst of a world turned upside down against him, says:

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Job 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

A man of distinction will recognize the unseen worth in things that others often overlook. He has a discerning eye and understands how valuable something is, when others may not recognize it at all. This kind of discretion comes from a thoughtful and insightful individual. It says something about you when you are able to observe and recognize and appreciate the higher virtues of God. It reveals a blessedness upon your life, when you are able to discern the great worth of the Lord Himself, and bow your knee to Him in humble adoration. The fact that you can SEE God’s virtues and praise Him for them, causes them to touch your life with their grace.

1 Chr. 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

There is a reflective “beauty” that true praisers of God experience. They stand and share in the light of the very glories that they humbly extol.

Eph. 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

1 Pet. 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

It is the very goal of every trial Satan raises against you, to rob the praise of God from your heart, mind and mouth. In doing so, he knows that you are cutting your own throat. He seeks to fill your eyes, ears and heart with the miseries of life, till you are turned away and blind to the glories and help of your Heavenly Father. Till PRAISE is dried up in your mouth. He seeks to fill it instead with the lamentations of the cursed world. If all you focus on is the immediate, then eventually cursing will replace the praises of your lips. Cruel crude laws will replace the beautiful graces you once looked upon. You will become an animal of the world instead of the child of God you were meant to be. Your feet will stumble only upon the hard roads of the world, and the path of Life will seem as a fantasy to you. This happened to King Nebuchadnezzar when, in his pride, he saw no reason to give praise to God. He fell from his throne in madness, and lived 7 years a beast of the field. But God opened his mind again and this time he knew where the true worth of praise was.

Dan. 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Anyone can say, “Praise the Lord for…(this and that).”, but true praise, that lifts you and causes His glory and beauty to shine on you; this praise comes from thinking on the goodness of God and praising Him for it!

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