10 Reasons To Praise God

My daily thoughts on why we should praise God. Here are 10 Reasons I’m praising God today. 

He is faithful

He gives you life you can’t take credit for

He heals

He saves

He loves you even when you are a disaster

He calms the storm

He guards your soul

He is love

He contains all power

He overcame death

Finding God in your fears.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 

As ordinary people, we become scared easily. Scared that we are not good enough, scared that we wont be able to pay our next bill and fear that we are to far from God. Fear is a hindrance in our life and causes us to try and do things on our own instead of relying on God. We start to fulfill our life with temporary pleasures that leave us more empty, instead of relying on God to give us joy and to fulfill us in a way that only he can.

Being fearful is saying that you don’t trust God to take care of you and protect you and to bring you through whatever trial it is that you may be going through. Do you remember when you were a little kid and when something scared you and you ran to your parents for protection? Once you were in their embrace you no longer felt fear; this is because you trust your parents to take care of you. When something in life scares us and we don’t trust our heavenly father to be with us, our fear will only stay and we will only be continuing a life of fear and hindrance.


2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.


When we have fear in our lives, and not power and self control, we are no longer living in the spirit of God. Put on the full armor of God and cast your fears onto him.


1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.


Give your fears to God, your anxiety and burdens.  You do this in the prayer closet, pray to him, call out to him and cry out his name. When I am fearful, I spend time with God, I worship him and I pray to him. Our God is a very approachable God; talk to him like you talk your friends. Tell God why your scared, why your doubtful and call out to him. The same God who picked you up and saved you is the same God that will squash you fears.


1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.


There is no fear in love and love casts out fear. Love your lord your God with all your heart. Pour out your love to him and ask him to show you his love. Once you are drowning in the love of God, then there is nothing to fear nor be afraid of.



Matthew 8:23-27

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”



25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”

In the above story, Jesus’s disciples were afraid that they were going to drown and die. Then Jesus spoke a bone chilling statement that probably shook the disciples at their core. Jesus told them that they had little faith. They had little faith in their God to save them.
When we are in fear and are in trials, we must have faith that God will save us, have faith in who he is and do not doubt him. God is not going to leave you to die, he is going to mold you into his image. There is no reason to be afraid in this life when we are following Christ. We must trust in him and have Faith that he will carry us through, as he is God and we are not.

It is never to late.

You are never to far from the grace of God. Whatever it is that you have done, give it to Jesus and you will never come under condemnation.

It is never to late to start over. Have a blank page and write a new story. Do not carry the past on your shoulders; start over, regrets; get a rid of them. You are never to far from the grace of God. Whatever it is that you have done, give it to Jesus and you will never come under condemnation. Grab yourself a blank page and start over and give it all to Jesus because he gave it all to save you.

Never run away from God, give your heart to him throw up your white flag and surrender to him. Who distributes joy and sets the soul free? Who finds the lost and sets them free? You can find a real love, raise your hands and let Jesus be your savior. It is never to late to start over if you have ran away from grace, it is never to late start over. God will take you in his loving embrace with no condemnation.

Love your life.

When you see the power of Christ working in others through you, and you see lives changed for the better, the sick healed, and the homeless fed, you can not help but feel great joy. God did not call us to live defeated lives but victorious and joyful lives.

It may sound almost cliche to say, but love your life. God has only given you one life to live. Do not hold yourself captive into a state of hopelessness, do not be a sloth and lay in bed all day. Get out of the house and enjoy this one life God has given you.  The average person lives 79 years, make the most of it. Take chances in life, live your life to your full God- Given potential.

Help someone who is in need, find a needy soul and pray for them. Show the love of Christ in all that you do. That is the first step into loving life. When you see the power of Christ working in others through you, and you see lives changed for the better, the sick healed, and the homeless fed, you can not help but feel great joy. God did not call us to live defeated lives but victorious and joyful lives.

I’m not saying that we will not face hardships in life, as not everything is handed to us on a silver platter, but in those hardships, we can find joy in life by doing something. The holidays are coming up and there is plenty that can be done to help bring joy to not only yourself but to others. Write a solider a thank you card, find a homeless man and feed him and find a hurting soul and lead them to Jesus. God is the point of life and when we live as if this is true, it will not only bring joy to our souls but also to others. What is better then bringing happiness and joy to others?

 

 

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God is Love



Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:8



God is the very definition of love. He loves us so much that he died for me and you; he died for the whole world that we may go to hevean IF we accept him as our lord and savior. He took the punishment of our sins. The cross he died on; was supposed to be our punishment. Hungry souls receive grace; the fatherless find their rest and the sick are healed and the hell bound sinners are saved by the grace of God if they call out to Jesus! All because God Is Love. Would you die for the sins of strangers? 



1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.



 1 Corinthians describes love perfectly. If God is Love then you can safely say 

God is patient and kind; God does not envy; God is not arrogant or rude. God is not irritable or resentful. God does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but he rejoices with the truth.God bears all thing, hopes all things and endures all things; because God is love.

Praise and Worship


Psalm 150:1-6  Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! …

John 4:23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Psalm 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing.


When trouble and trials come what shall we do? When temptation comes what shall we do? When we have great joy and happiness what shall we do? When we come to church what shall we do? When we wake up what shall we do? We shall praise and worship God! Serve God with a joyful heart and when your in his presence sing to him and worship him. God is deserving of all our praise and worship; he is love; he is our savior.

There is this beautiful serenity in being in the presence of God and singing his praises. In that moment of time everything around us seems to not matter. Time disappears; troubles disappears and the business of life disappears. The only thing in that moment that seems to matter is the Glory of God. Have you ever been lost for hours in dedicated worship to God? It’s like being in love and sitting in the presence of the lover of your soul and the savior of your soul. As the holy spirit flows through you when you worship God all seems well and in those moments your heart becomes soft and it makes it much easier to hear the gentle whisper of Gods voice in you ear. For me I hear most from God when I’m in the spirit worshiping him because my focus is on him and not myself and my state of life.

There is this verse in the bible that says draw close to God and he will draw close to you. When we’re in a true dedicated worship to God, we are drawing closer to our savior and at the same time he is drawing closer to us. Jesus carried that old rugged cross to the hill where he bled and died for us; he tore the veil and now we can come into the presence of God. Sitting in the presence of God through praise and worship is a beautiful conversation with you and God; a peaceful serene, tranquil moment with your savior.

Be still

“Be still, and know that I am God….” Psalm 46:10


What is better then sitting still in the presence of God? Absolutely nothing; without a doubt nothing is better. So many of us are living in a fast pace life. We have 24 hours in 1 day; how many of those hours do you slow down and just be still? Something special happens when we slow down and spend 5 minutes with God, being still in his presence.

When we are still and surrendered to God, we find peace even when the earth gives way, when our life is falling apart and we think we can not go any further. Just be still and surrendered to God and in his presence you’ll find a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Don’t be a Martha; living so busy in your life and not slowing down; when we’re so busy we miss out on countless hours of learning at the feet of Jesus (Luke 10:38)  Slow down in your life and sit at the feet of Jesus. More time we meditate on Gods word; when we choose to be still and surrendered to God, the only thing we can expect is to see our spiritual life soar through the clouds.