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defined by Stormie Omartian is:
- celebrating Him
as our Creator and thanking Him for all that He has created. (The Prayer
that changes Everything, 40)
- the way we
honor our heavenly Father and thank Him that we are one of His beloved
- opening up the
channel through which we communicate our love to God and God transmits His
love to us. (57)
adoring, glorifying, and thanking Jesus for all
He did for us on the cross. (65)
- not just a
song, its a way of life. Itís not just for musicians and good singers, itís
for everyone. Itís not just 20 minutes once a week. Itís an ongoing daily
attitude that reminds us of His greatness and our dependency upon Him.
- the key to
unlocking our lives. It helps us find the life that God planned for us to
have, the way it was meant to be.
- coming to God
and praising Him for His Word, His great love letter to us. In its pages we
find out everything about why and how we are to worship Him.
- exalting who
God is and affirming our unending love and loyalty to Him.
- coming in
contact with the holiness of God by the power of the Holy Spirit, and
letting the beauty of His holiness rub off on you and make you beautifully
holy and wonderfully whole.
your life to God so that He can be powerful in you and demonstrate His power
through you. (120)
- coming to God
and inviting His presence to dwell with you in greater measure than ever
- fulfilling your
purpose. When you are praising God, you are not just fulfilling a duty,
putting in time, doing what is expected of you. You are entering into all He
has for you. You are opening a door, behind which you will find His purpose
and destiny for your life.
- drawing near to
God, your Redeemer, knowing that even as you do, He is redeeming your life
in ways you canít even imagine.
- embracing God
in all His glory. When you do, His radiance will illuminate the dark places
of your soul, warm the cold places of your heart, and shine a light on your
- coming before
God and telling Him you love Him just because He is and that you want to
simply be in His presence.
- lifting your
hands to God in surrender, lifting your voice to God in songs of praise, and
lifting your heart to God in love, reverence, and devotion.
- entering into
Godís presence expecting His love, peace, and joy to overtake you no matter
how you feel at that moment. Itís proclaiming that He is bigger than
anything you face. (191)
- a sacrifice
because it is not something we naturally do. We have to want to do
it. We have to decide to do it. We have to take time to do it. We have to
make the effort to do it.
- a place where
we can drown out the voices of fear and doubt with a flood of adoration and
praise. And as we come before the Lord, He reminds us of all that He is, and
that increases our faith.
- an act of faith
where we demonstrate to our heavenly father that although we donít always
see His answers to our prayers, we still know His plans for us are for good.
- letting go of
all else and lifting our hands to God in an act of love, surrender, and
exaltation, and letting His love flow into out heart.
- without full
impact and power if we have unresolved issues with another brother or sister
in Christ. True worship can only take place when we are free from animosity
bitterness, anger or unforgiveness.
- praising God
for who He is, which in turn strengthens and builds our faith and gives us
courage in the midst of whatever we are going through.
- lifting our
hearts to God in praise, giving Him permission to have His way in our lives,
and surrendering our will completely to Him.
- the way we
sustain a relationship with God. As we humble ourselves before Him as our
Lord and King, we open up the channel through which He communicates to us
and we respond to Him. (264)
- an outpouring
of our hearts to God, not only in gratitude for all He has provided for our
lives, but for who He is. As we offer up all that we have to Him in praise,
He offers all that He has to us in love. (273)
- reaching up to
God and allowing Him to elevate us into the realm of His Spirit so that He
can set us free from the rule of our flesh. (284)
- our greatest
weapon of warfare. When we praise God in the midst of an enemy onslaught,
his attack is weakened and he must flee.
- connecting with
God in a deep and intimate manner to express your love and adoration to Him,
no matter what is happening in your life, and letting Him wrap you in His
love, compassion, and mercy.
- something we do
for God, but in the process He gives far more of Himself to us than we can
ever give of ourselves to Him. (314)
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