Last week was Valentine’s Day and while some of you may have spent some time with a special someone and others without there is one thing to remember. God sent you an open Valentine quite some time ago and it stands forever. God loves us as His children and he wants us to love Him, so in a manner of speaking God wants to be your Valentine this year and every year. One of the best ways to show this is through praise and worship so this week I just want to go over a few scriptures regarding worship
14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Songs are not the only way to lift up the Lord, you can lift Him up through many different ways as this scripture says that whatever we do in word or deed to do it all in His name.
15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
As we lift Him up with our lips, singing or in some cases screaming songs of praise to Him lets take a look at one more passage from Psalms.
150 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!