Does It Have Content? – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional October 21st

(Your Praise Must Have Meaning)

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Some people say they’re praising God and all they say is, “Lord, I praise you” but the truth is that they haven’t praised Him.

To give someone a gift, for example, you don’t just say, “I give you a gift” and do nothing; you deliver the actual gift to the person. You don’t give the gift with your mouth; you act it.

It’s the same with praising, thanking, and worshipping the Lord. They must have content. When you say, “I bless you, Lord,” then go ahead and bless Him.

How do you bless Him? It’s by giving Him thanks with specificity: you thank Him for who He is, what He’s done, and for His glory in your life.

There has to be a meaning when you thank Him; what’s the thanks connected to? So, you say, “I thank you Lord for X, Y, Z.” It must be connected to something; otherwise, you only muttered words. If I came to you, and said, “Thank you,” you’d want to know what I’m thanking you for.

Even when He tells us to have a heart that’s full of thanksgiving, it still has a purpose; there’s something in your heart that you’re thanking Him for.

I may pray in my privacy and say, “Father, thank you”; that’s because in my heart, I have so many things I’m grateful to Him for that I’m not voicing, because God sees the heart.

In my heart are these beautiful thoughts of what He’s done for me or said to me for which I’m expressing thanks. So, always, when you praise Him, it’s got to have meaning; it’s got to have content.

The content is the fruit of your lips, giving thanks to His Name: “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).

Go Deeper
Hebrews 13:15 AMPC; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Dear Father, from the depth of my heart, I’m grateful for your grace, mercy, wisdom and power by which I live triumphantly today, prospering in all that I do. Thank you for your glory in my life; you’re righteous, holy, gracious, kind and pure. Your Kingdom is everlasting, and you rule the nations in righteousness. Blessed be your Name forever, O Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Timothy 3:1-16, Jeremiah 9-10
Hebrews 10:19-39, Ezekiel 20

Talk to the Lord Jesus now with specific words of worship and praise.

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