Sunday, June 24, 2018

Why does God want praise?

**If genderizing the non gendered offends or puts you off to the depth of this message.. use words that speak to you. But the Lord's presence is what truly matters. Not a name that can never define.

The Lord doesn't need you to glorify and praise The Most High; You do.
Calling you to Him isn't an ego trip of- wanting credit where it is due. No.
Calling you to glorify and pray, comes from a compassion for you to bask in the Love, Grace, Forgiveness, Healing, and Ease that comes with realizing the genuine feeling of gratitude and praise!

See, without us, God is still everything. But without the living/ breathing energy of God, we are weak and dying. God calls us to call upon and rely on Him for everything, to involve Him and relate with Him, to invoke His Holy Spirit into every part of our lives, as a loving parent redirects a child in danger.

We are called, for our own sake! The Lord does not have the ego of a human nature, but reminds us that we have the ability to let go of our worldly  nature and bring forth His Holiness, So that we may feel Holy, Good, Loved, and Peace.

God's intention is to Love where it is welcomed. But just like rushing water wears down upon boulders , God will do to hardened hearts! Since we were made from His flowing waters, it is our nature to let Him in, or be worn down back into Him from which we came. Glorify the Most High! We are blessed, and when we feel and believe that, we allow the blessings to rush in!

John 12:28-30 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

28 Father, bring glory to your name!”
Then a voice came from heaven. It said, “I have brought glory to my name. I will bring glory to it again.” 29 The crowd there heard the voice. Some said it was thunder. Others said an angel had spoken to Jesus.
30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.

Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! He rescues the oppressed from the power of evil people. (Jeremiah 20:13)

Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son! (Ephesians 1:5)