Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Instruments of Praise

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. Hebrews 13:15 (NKJV)
Being an instrument of praise is one of the things that we are called to be on the earth. We are called to give God praise and to give Him glory, that is our ultimate purpose. Being an instrument of praise can be many things. The first thing that we think about when we talk about praise is singing, dancing and playing an instrument. These things are all good, they are all things that I admire and appreciate but these are not the only things that we can use to give God praise.

I have heard many people say that they don't have a purpose or they don't know what their calling is because they can't sing or can't dance.This is a sad statement which shows how much we have limited God as well as ourselves. Being an instrument of praise includes glorifying God in our school work, giving Him praise in our daily activities and it means using those gifts that He has given us.

Our lives are filled with so many different things that we do and we can give God praise through these. We can give Him praise through our businesses, through our creations and through our words. 

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
Psalms 150 

Can we really say that we are instruments of praise? Do we really give praise? Praise is the expression of respect and gratitude. It is an act of worship. So many times we go about our day and even our lives without thanking God for the things that He has done for us. Let's commit to thanking God for the things that happen during our day whether it is getting to our destinations safely or bringing the bus on time or waking us up this morning.

Let's be instruments of praise! Let's be the tool that gives God glory and that gives Him praise!


  1. Yes, this was a good reminder of what praise really is. I seems to be more of an attitude towards God, that results in acts of love and gratitude, than anything else.

    1. It really is an attitude. Thanks for visiting Dawn!!

  2. Anything less than giving glory to God is sin. Thankfully, we've got a Savior who paid our penalty for sin. Yet we are still called to worship God above all else. Thanks for the reminder and also for linking up with Grace & Truth!

    1. He seeks those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth. I'm glad to be a part of the link up! Thanks for visiting!!


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