A Call for Contagious Praising (Part 4)

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adwdafejfdy-raul-petri_zpspm1kvcf1“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” Psalms 34: 3

Now let’s see the 3 ways to have a contagious praising.

How to Contagiously Praise God?

1.) It should start with me.

saying,”I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” Hebrews 2: 12

If you noticed chapter 34 opens with the undertaking to bless the Lord.

I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

There is an initiative of the Christian individual to bless God. It is a spontaneous praising for God because He dealt with the Christian personally. Check verse 4 and 5:

“I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”

“Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”

That Christian is confident that God will deal with the others as God had dealt with him. It’s our duty is not just to point others to the things God will do but to bless God and praise Him at all times. Of course as we exhort to bless and praise God, a visual display of that emotion can be seen as the evidence of the goodness of God. It encourages people to come and join us to praise God. Therefore, praising should start with that individual.

2.) Praising Him should be continuous.

“I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Before we discuss the second point, let’s go to Acts 2: 46-47 and see the secret formula of the early church success:

“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

This is one God given formula the Jerusalem church did that God moved people to be saved. It’s their continuous fellowship as a church. Turn your Bibles to this familiar verse in 1 Thessalonians 2:45:

“ pray without ceasing,”

The secret formula is not just doing God’s will but to do it continuously. The intention of this is not a sort of ritualistic repetition to be accepted by God but an evidence of an overflowing praiseful heart. A brimful of praising is the key for successful spiritual growth and maturity. Abundant praising invites others to experience what God had set to a Christian’s heart.

(to be concluded next week…)

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