Garment of Praise
Praise = boast, rave, commend, thank
When heaviness surrounds us, we can overcome by putting on the garment of praise.
(Isa 61:3) note: it says the garment, meaning it is up to us to put it on. King David
understood this and wrote in Psalms, how he overcame his heaviness when he praised
God see in (Ps 22:22-26, 27:2-6, 42:1-11, 56:3-4, 9-13).
The Bible tells us in Ps 22:3 “O You that inhabits the praises of Israel” (His people). In
Ps 46:1-11 we see that God is our refuge. He tells us to be still, and know, in vs 10.
see also Prov 3:25-26.
Many times we have been watching TV and listening to negative news, so when we
come to church we are worrying, or we may have been fighting with the kids. We come
in from all different directions and plop down in the meeting place. Many times our
minds are not on the Lord. As we begin to sing and minister unto the Lord in music, the
anointing begins to flow. In II Chron 5:13-14 we see how God showed Himself in a cloud
when they praised Him. As well as in Ps 28:2,7.
In Ps 103:1-4 David is speaking to his soul and rehearsing the benefits we enjoy when
we praise God. Praising God brings favor (Acts 2:47)
In Ps 74:21b it says “let the poor and needy praise Your name.” In Ps 107 four times it
says “Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works
to the children of men!” (vs 8,15,21,31). Praise is due to the Lord (II Chron 20:21 for
“Your mercy”, Ps 138:1-8 vs “for Your loving kindness and for Your truth”). In Ps 147:1
it says “Praise you the Lord, for it is good to sing praises to our God, for it is pleasant,
and praise is fitting.”
The Bible shows us how to come into God’s presents Ps 100 1-5. In Ps 91 we see the
joy of dwelling in His presence.
The Bible tells us to offer the sacrifice of praise, (Heb 13:15-16) sacrifice is not easy
and sometimes hard to do. That means praise Him in the good times and praise Him in
the bad. You don’t praise Him for the bad, but for what He will do to turn it around. Ps
34:1-4 says it well.
James says it this way in James l:2-4 “My brethren count it all joy, when you fall into
divers temptations. Knowing this that the trying of your faith works patience. But let
patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
We have to cast our cares unto the Lord and see Him work in our lives.
The word Hallelujah means praise Yahweh in every language.