Praise Week: Notice and Say It

“Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name.’ Selah (Psalm 66:3-4)

Here is worship boiled down to its essence: “Say to God, “How awesome are you deeds!” Of course!

praise_337That kind of bottom-line praise requires two things. Step 1) Notice something awesome about God. Step 2) Tell him about it.

The first step doesn’t just happen. Sometime you have to work to notice what God is doing and why it is awesome. But he will help you to see it.

The second step can feel unnatural, too. Doesn’t God already know what he has done that is awesome? Yes, but we never talk to God to fill him in on what he doesn’t know. We talk to him to fulfill our purpose, and we are built to worship him. His commands are always loving to us, including the command for us to give him praise.

Think: What is the most recent awesome thing you know God has done in your life? How often do you talk about his awesomeness to him?

Pray: Ask God to help you to notice the awesome things he has done and is doing and to praise him for them.

Do: Make a list of ten awesome things about God or that God has done. Then say to him, “How awesome are your deeds!”