Oh I love the word for today’s challenge. PRAISE
1.express warm approval or admiration of.“we can’t praise Chris enough—he did a brilliant job”
synonyms: commend, express admiration for, applaud, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, sing the praises of, rave about, go into raptures about, heap praise on, wax lyrical about, make much of, pat on the back, take one’s hat off to, lionize, admire, hail, ballyhoo;formallaud“the police praised Pauline for her courage in confronting the thieves”
1.the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.“the audience was full of praise for the whole production”
synonyms: approval, acclaim, admiration, approbation, acclamation, plaudits, congratulations,
I am a words of affirmation girl. I love to encourage others and tell them great things about themselves. I believe in speaking life into others and about others. I fall short in this area more than I like to admit. I also love to receive words of affirmation or we could say PRAISE. Not in a “I am holy or important” kind of way so worship me… But just a word to let me know I am on the right course in others lives or the work I am doing.
On my fridge I have a card that my kids sent me a few years ago. This card has words such as “mom I am really proud of you”, “mom you never give up on your dreams and you inspire me”. This card means the world to me. Those words spoken years ago on paper still live and have power today. This got me to thinking about how much and how often do I Praise God?
Psalm 100:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
I am going to start making sure throughout my day that I am sending my Father God some Praise! Hey God I am proud you are my Father! God that flower is amazing, thank you for letting me see it today…
I was talking to a friend who said you know when we are Praising God and worshiping Him, it is like we are just hanging out with Him. God hears our praise and He says oh wow I am going to just going to sit down right here with my child and hang out.
God gave us a free will and so when we use it to sing His Praises and worship Him as our God it pleases Him to the fullest.
So today I praise God for this opportunity to share my thoughts on Praise.