GOOD TO PRAISE THE LORD – part 2

Dearest Holy Spirit, let us be always rejoice in Jesus and Glorify the name of God, let darkness be broken in Jesus name Amen. 

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High – Psalm 92:1 , NIV

11. It is PLEASANT to Praise the Lord –  We all like pleasant words spoken to us. There are many who have turned their hearts away from God and are decaying, yet God in His great and awesome love seeks them everyday. It is pleasant to thank God. 

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, But the words of the pure are pleasant. – Prov 15:26,

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. – Prov 16: 24. Pleasant words are not flattery, not lying but words that heal and restore relationship and build it too. How much more when you praise with a heart full of thanks to the Redeemer of your soul, it is good to Praise God! It delights God’s heart to hear us talk to Him adoring. He has a heart and that can be wounded and grieved,.

 12. It is PLEASURE to Praise the Lord –  I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. – Eccl 2:1. What is pleasure ? Everything man has set his eyes on, he has achieved over a period of time through labor and hard work and rejoiced in it. Yet mankind doesn’t seem to be happy! Why? King Solomon  was the most richest person of his time, his wisdom was great, far-reaching, there was nothing that was too difficult for him to understand and he set his heart on things of this world, he built Jerusalem and made it a strong city, he prospered, he married whom ever he desired and yet he was not satisfied, in time his heart was turned away from the Lord God because of pleasures of this world and his fleshly desires,  then he repented and turned to God and God forgave him. 

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.

We all are prodigals before we meet Jesus, and when we do we know the true pleasure is doing His will and surrendering our will to Him and allowing Him to reveal the deep things we do not know yet about ourselves.  Be not lovers of pleasures but lovers of God and love what He loves, for what He loves is pure, undefiled and you will learn to love God , your life and value what He gives you. The things of this world strangely grows dim in His glory.

13. It is PRECIOUS to Praise the Lord –  the parable of the woman who lost her coin and the sheep that was lost makes us realize the depths and heights of God’s love for us and that we are precious.  That He rejoices over us how much more should we rejoice to be found by Him. To be brought out of darkness, death, lies, confusion, abuse poverty, sickness, distress… He gave His life for you that you can live His abundant life! It is precious to God to see you Praise Him.

Yes, the Almighty will be your gold And your precious silver – Job 22:25, YOU ARE PRECIOUS TO GOD. By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. – Prov 24:4

 14. It is SWEET to Praise the Lord – Oh the sweetest chocolates, cakes and sweets cannot compare to the sweetness of your praise to Lord your God. It is a blessing to Praise Him. When you know where you have come from.

 15. It is PROSPERITY to Praise the Lord – there are numerous books, tapes  on how to prosper, how to accumulate wealth. Yet many such rich people and those who have accumulated the desired wealth over a period of time suffer DEPRESSION, gloom and sadness. They have everything materially they wanted, they have wives and cannot love them, they have children they cannot be happy with them, you have friends to large a list to remember the names yet you feel lonely. Because you are empty inside. Only He can fill that void. His name is JESUS, when He walks into your heart  – you sing songs for the simplest things, you are anointed with His presence that He will make all you dealings prosper. He will give all that your heart desire and as  you prosper as you Praise Him in your soul.

A truly prosperous person is one who knows the love of Jesus Christ.

16. It is PLEASING to Praise the Lord –  it is pleasing, pleasant to Praise and Thank the Lord. Pray without ceasing  Apostle Paul wrote. Where ever you are Praise God even for the trails you underwent and He will remove it from you.

17. It is LOVING to Praise the Lord –  When a person is in love, they express that love through kind and sweet gestures to the one they love. Not only among spouses, even among friends, parents and children and relatives. God is our Father , Friend, Counselor, Helper and Jesus Christ is our Heavenly bridegroom and His church is His Bride, He is preparing us and when we Praise Him and love Him and remember Him it is loving!

18. It is WELL to Praise the Lord – Are you well my friend, then lift  up your hands and Praise the Lord. The sickness will flee, the gloom will be destroyed in the power of His name ! There is no other name higher than the name of Jesus.

19. It is WEALTH to Praise the Lord –   True wealth of a person is living and abiding in God and His Holy Word in his heart and mind.

20. It is KINDLY to Praise the Lord – Be loving to God, love Him … He has poured out His love in your heart. You can’t do it on your own. You will soon dry away in the flesh. But as Holy Spirit reveals the deep things of God – you will know Him more with each passing day and it is meekness to Praise the Lord, for the meek shall inherit the earth.

Bless the Lord O my Soul!

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul;

And all that is within me, bless His holy name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

And forget not all His benefits:

Who forgives all your iniquities,

Who heals all your diseases,

Who redeems your life from destruction,

Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies,

Who satisfies your mouth with good things,

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. – Psalm 103:1-5

Eternity isn’t enough to Praise and Thank the Lord, for His goodness, greatness. 

As the Prophet Haggai said  –

 

Though the fig tree may not blossom,

Nor fruit be on the vines;

Though the labor of the olive may fail,

And the fields yield no food;

Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,

And there be no herd in the stalls—

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,

I will joy in the God of my salvation. – Haggai 3:17-18

May the Lord God always shine on you and fill your heart with praise and thanksgiving unto His glorious name. Be blessed in His riches and love. Amen

 Love

 Sugi.

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