Directed Praise

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Psalm 145:1-21

There's no question that God wants and expects our praise. But Psalm 145 also makes it clear that our praise has a secondary purpose--to inform others about God and His goodness. Verse 4 tells us how one generation should speak well about God's works and share God's mighty acts with another generation. Then in verses 11-12 David again talks about how we should speak about God's glory and power and His mighty deeds to children.

So what does your praise look like? Are you using your praise to tell and show others about God? What are some examples of "directed praise"? Tami W.

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When I am alone I tend to praise God with statements that include the names He has called Himself in His Word. Lord of lords, King of kings, Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, etc. When in the company of others I attempt to consistently pepper the conversation with gratitude for my present conditions or praise for certain recent blessings. I try to never use the words luck, lucky, or fortunate; I opt instead for blessings, blessed, mercy and grace to keep the praise directed at Him, not me or my family. By praising him continually I tend to ward off feelings of entitlement, selfishness, or depression regarding current challenges. Keeping in mind that life's challenges lead to greater faith, knowlege and wisdom makes them easier to endure. Praise be to God for everything he gives us; challenges and blesssings alike!

JULIA
I AGREE WITH YOU 100%. I TRY TO DO THE SAME THING AS I BELIEVE THAT WHEN YOU SPEAK OF LUCK IS WHEN YOU GAMBLE.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE CONTINUES TO DO. HE IS MORE THAN DESERVING OF ALL OUR PRAISE AND GLORY.

REGARDS IN CHRIST

CECIL

As I was reading in the Word of God this morning His Words jump alive to me in Psalm 56:10-13 "In God, whose word I praise,In the Lord whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust,(belief) I shall not be afraid, What can man do to me? Thy vows(promises) are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to Thee. For Thou hast delivered my soul from death,(spiritual) Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living." Believing and being thankful are some of the highest praises I give to my God! I remember when I was telling people about my being "Born Again" they responded by saying "oh your one of those." And I said "yes I am a child of God." I had another experience on my job when one of my customers replied, "Your a Christian aren't you", this was without me ever having said a word to that person. God used me in and through Him. Praise God! In another incident, being the opposite effect, in my early years of being born again I had talked to some of my relatives about Jesus, and they replied "Are you in a cult"? These same relatives were "church members", but were not known by Jesus, Isaiah 59:13 "Trasgressing and denying the Lord, And turning away from God, Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words." By being a Christian we always Praise Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ believe Him. In His Grip!!!

its a part of my walk i constantly work I try and not take credit and give God the glory. I try and used the word blessed more and to carry apositive additude through all situations and find the good in all things through God. Praise God.

Praise Him before men, so that they may know Him!

So what does your praise look like?
Speaking His love, His Truth.

Are you using your praise to tell and show others about God? Yes, even thru discipleship to youthful men in Calvary, to those at the Window... Where I can.

What are some examples of "directed praise"?

When I ask someone how there day is and they are walking talking and employed I lift their spirit by letting them know their experience could be intimately worse and that they're greatly bless by the Creator

When I tell my sister Jesus loves her, even though she was just diagnosed with breast cancer the week after she filed bankruptcy to save her home...temporarily
No insurance, not knowing how to get help.....

She denies God.

Grace and Peace until Judgment Day

In my life, directed praise takes much the same flavor as those mentioned above. Being willing to give public gratitude and praise to God for what He does in my life and in others goes a long way.

Passing it on to the next generation: In church today, we were reciting our belief statements with the new members of our congregation. I realized a promised made to God therein is that we would have home devotions. We have never done that because we have never found a way to do it in a way that was good and not boring. I realize that I shouldn't abandon it altogether and need to find a way to open Scripture with my kids.
Directed praise: whenever someone complements me, I give back the praise to God. All good and perfect things come from Him. When we look at nature, I tell my children of the wonderful creativeness of God. When I share my "story" with Christ, it is easy to talk of my brokenness and His incredible power.

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