Praise music changes everything. It changes your mood, it changes the atmosphere of your house, your car, anywhere that you are it changes. If your upset and angry, put on your favorite worship CD, and before long you are not angry anymore. You can not stay mad listening to worship music. Don’t believe me? Try it. I challenged my youth group one time to try this for at least a week. Every time you get mad, every time you get upset, every time you are depressed, put on a worship CD. They did what I suggested and their results were the same. They couldn’t stay in whatever mood they was in for long. It works.
Why is that praise changes you? In Psalm 22:3 is says: “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitits the praises of Israel.” God inhabits the praises of his people. If you are praising Him, He is going to show up! I love having worship music playing in my house at all times. My kids are happier, I’m happier, the atmosphere is peaceful, and best of all, God shows up.
In Psalms 9:1-2 it says: “I will praise you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
How many times have you sat in a worship service at church and your mind has been everywhere? You are not really worshiping God the way that you should. You are worried about everything that is going on in your life. You are not familiar with the song so you don’t sing, or maybe you don’t even like the song. I’m sure we have all been there. I know that I have been guilty of this before. You are singing and praising him, but you’re not just fully in it. If you are having trouble getting into a song, or if you just don’t like that song, stop and pray. You don’t have to sing. Tell God how wonderful He is, tell him how thankful you are. You can still praise him without singing. What do you think would happen if you praised Him with your WHOLE heart? If you put your whole heart in it, what would happen? You wouldn’t be able to hold back your praise any longer, you wouldn’t care what other people thought about you, because God showed up and you were praising Him!
So what are you waiting for? Put on your favorite Worship CD and dance. You know you want to. =)