How does God Like to Be Praised? It is by Giving Grateful Praise
God has a desire for all the earth to shout for joy to Him. It is unlikely those who do not know God will do this. That is why in verse 3 a command is given “know that the Lord is God.” Knowing has the sense of acknowledging and experiencing that the Lord is God.
To truly “know” the Lord is God brings a heart desire to worship the Lord with gladness. It also brings a heart of thanksgiving to God. I often loose this important attitude when I worship God personally at home or together with other believers collectively on Sunday. I find, when I focus on myself and what I want from worshiping God, then the joy is lost. Why? It is because the Lord is no longer God in my life, my focus has shifted to what I desire and how I feel and think.
How can we maintain a heart of joy with grateful praise to God? May I suggest preparing your heart for Sunday worship and or personal worship with God by doing the following. The following involves preparing one’s heart before a time of worshiping the Lord is God.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Day in and day out God’s goodness, love and faithfulness watches and cares over me, over you (verse 5).
When this above truth permeates our hearts and beings and then we come before the Lord in worship. A surprising development takes place. We are not so concerned about if we: like the music and songs being played, what was missed out in prayer, a bothersome statement, someone you thought should have said hi to you. No, we are focused on entering into His presence worshiping with thanksgiving and praise.
Give it a try . . . I found it works . . . God deserves being given grateful praise!
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 105: