The Journey - September 5

The Journey with Ron Moore

Practical Praise | Psalm 105:1-11

Today's Passage: Psalm 105:1-11
Key Verses: Psalm 105:1-4

Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

Praise is both a spiritual and practical experience. It forms deep within the soul and comes forth in song or proclamation, and shows itself just as real in delivering a meal to a family in need. How can we make known to others what God has done? How can we practically tell of his wonderful acts? Here are some examples purposed to encourage you to practical praise.

  • Visit a person in a nursing home. Read Scripture and pray with them.
  • Take a meal to a person who is unable to come to church. Encourage them with the ministry of presence and God's Word.
  • Shovel the snow from a neighbor's driveway or mow their grass when they're gone on vacation.
  • Drive a person to his/her treatment. Stay with them during the procedure.
  • Volunteer in a ministry of your church.
  • Use your spiritual giftóup front or behind the scenes.

The spiritual experience of praise is significant stuff, but so is the practical application. Practical praise demands that we break from our holy huddles and run some plays on the field of life. Practical praise will allow us to honor God through serving people and engaging in conversations about all God's wonderful acts.

Father, give me meaningful experiences of spiritual and practical praise. Help me see that down-to-earth application gives me great opportunities to tell of your wonderful deeds. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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