From the Pastor’s Pen


The Power of Praise and Worship

Did you know that your praise is a powerful weapon that can open doors, close doors, break chains, and even bring healing and hope!? “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” 2 Corinthians 10:4.

There is a war going on against an unseen enemy. Satan, will stop at nothing to bring you down! He wants you to live defeated. That’s why God has given us weapons: two of which are Praise and Worship. Praise is the offering of thanksgiving, an act of worship through song, exaltation and thanksgiving. Psalm 21: 13 praises God both for who He is and for His great power: “Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.”

Worship is a spiritual attitude of reverence. It comes from within and must be done“ in spirit and in truth”. “The time has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks” John 4:23-24.

Worship is a deeper form of praise. Everyone can praise God, but not everyone can truly worship. When you worship, your whole being is involved: your mind, body, and spirit. You get personal with God as you move from the outer court (of God’s presence) to the Holy of Holies where you physically or spiritual bow in His presence. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise…thankful,…blessing His name.” Psalm 100

Faithfully,

Pastor R. Mario Howell


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