When we praise and worship God, it is like being hooked up to a spiritual IV. As long as we have our hearts and eyes lifted to God in worship and praise, the joy of the Lord can pour into our bodies, minds, souls, and spirits and crowd out any darkness and depression. Confusion, oppression, fear or anxiety can’t exist in the heart of a worshiping child of God.
Nothing we do is more powerful or more life-changing than praising God. It is one of the means by which God transforms us. Every time we praise and worship Him, His presence comes to dwell in us and changes our hearts and allows the Holy Spirit to soften and mold it into whatever He wants it to be.
Because praise and worship is not something our flesh naturally wants to do, we have to will ourselves to do it. And because it’s not the first thing we think of to do, we have to decide to do it no matter what our circumstances.
Dear Lord, there is no source of greater joy for me than worshiping You. I come into Your presence with thanksgiving and bow before You this day. I exalt Your name, for You are great and worthy to be praised. Thank You, Lord, that “You have put gladness in my heart” (psalm 4:7). All honor and majesty, strength and glory, holiness and righteousness are Yours this day and every day.
I Jesus name I pray
But the Hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father Is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.