7 Benefits of Praising God

Chris Heinz —  January 2, 2013 — 50 Comments

When my wife and I were preparing to adopt, our friend gave surprising advice.

“Beware of the hero syndrome,” he said. “It’ll take about a year to understand what I mean.”

He was right. It took a year for the adoption stardom to wear off. We became instant heroes by giving a boy a family. We met strangers who heard of our heroic deed, and they said, “You’re so wonderful for doing this!”

You begin to think you’re entitled to your son’s obedience and affection because you’re the hero and he’s the needy one. But then you face the reality of your own need. You realize the adoption wasn’t just for him. He rescued you, too. The same goes for praise. Praising God isn’t just for God’s benefit, it’s for yours.

God doesn’t need praise because He’s insecure, we praise God because we’re insecure.

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Here are 7 benefits of praising God:

  • Praise changes the spiritual climate. When you’re in a bad mood, begin praising God. You’ll be amazed at how the atmosphere changes. When Paul and Silas were in prison, they praised God and an earthquake freed them (Acts 16.25). A downer turned into deliverance.
  • Praise fulfills your primary purpose as a created being. After Jesus performed miracles, the crowd began praising God. The Pharisees wanted to rebuke them, but Jesus said, “If these [people] become silent, the stones will cry out!” (Luke 19.40) It is primal for creation to praise the Creator. If you don’t, you’ll worship something else.
  • Praise empowers you to great deeds. After the Apostle Peter named Jesus as the Son of God, Peter moved in astonishing power (Matthew 16.16). His great exploits began after his declaration of praise. Praise empowers you to do the same things Peter did.

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  • Praise restores your understanding to the right order. When things go wrong, they take control. The broken water softener gets the upper hand. The prodigal son becomes your obsession. But in reality, God is still on the throne. Praise puts things in the right perspective.
  • Praise reminds you of God’s presence in your life. In Psalm 22.1, David wrote, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Had God really forsaken David? No, but that’s how David felt. If you’re walking with God, He won’t forsake you. Praise reminds you that God is near.
  • Praise crucifies your pride. We tend to think of ourselves more highly than we ought. But praise humbles us. Hebrews 13.15 calls it a “sacrifice of praise.” Sacrifice always costs us. The Apostle Paul said he died daily (1 Cor. 15.31). Praise helps you die daily so God is raised.
  • Praise attracts God’s presence. When King Solomon dedicated the Temple to God, he offered sacrifices and praised God. God answered by sending fire from heaven. Then His Glory came (2 Chronicles 7). Praise attracts God’s presence. He is drawn to where He is welcomed.

Chris Heinz

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I envision people thriving as wellsprings with abundant supply in their workplaces, families, and communities. I'm a husband and father of three from Boalsburg, PA. I'm also the Vice President, Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc. In addition, I'm a leadership and life coach. i wrote the book, "Made To Pray," a guide to help you find your best prayer types.

50 responses to 7 Benefits of Praising God

  1. PRAISE MAKES THE DEVIL FLEE—HE HATES WORSHIP.

  2. JoAnn Foley-DeFiore January 3, 2013 at 5:33 am

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!
    Honestly, if all we did each day was praise God (praise God!!!!) that’d be all we needed for that day.

  3. Praise ushers me into His throne room and opens the door for intimacy.

  4. Christabel Nneka Ugwu September 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Praising God should be our daily bread!!!!

  5. I always feel happy whenever I praise God.

  6. Please always send me information about praises

  7. Ntambi charles kikonyogo July 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    There is power in praising God in terms worship. some people praise people more than God .

  8. Joseph Utethe July 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Praise distroys every wall of Jerico in our lives. Praise is a missiles to the devil. The devil is not always happy when we are praising. If the devil likes let it squeaze it ugly face we will still praise our God.

  9. praise make me feel FRESH!!111

  10. This is very encouraging. Thank you so much! God bless you.

  11. praise releases fresh anointing on you

  12. i love this

  13. IAM BLESS

  14. I fill my soul lifted up when ipraise the lord

  15. Praise indeed is the only thing that movs God than just always asking God to give you this or that.

  16. Japheth Amayo May 15, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Glory be to God; He is the one who has woken me over one to two hours ago when I fell asleep and I hadn’t yet taken my night dose of medicine or even yet prayed yet but now I tend to feel much better as I am about to finalize meditating upon God’s word in the Sabbath School Lesson and then pray altogether. Amen!

  17. I Bless The Lord For This Powerful Message Praise Is A Divine Purpose For My Life.

  18. Praise to me, is the lubricant that lubricates my machine for easy access to the throne of God for numerous blessings

  19. Praise is the very soul of living.

  20. Praise should be everyday life style

  21. praise is my daily need.

  22. this’ amaising, praising God calms me down and puts my mind at rest

  23. praise open door heaven

  24. Anthony Uwe- Oron March 21, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Praise gives internal joy and drives away stress

  25. Samson Kayoti April 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks. Your teachings are good. How can we as a ministry in Kenya also help educate the rural needy we pastor?

  26. It opens wide my heart, feeling fresh, reloaded with joy…. I desire to praise & worship more

  27. Glory to the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for is love and appreciation of what He has done in our life. praise make us to be counted with CHRIST for His good work in us. thus we are now more than the conqueror.

  28. I have learnt alot on this

  29. Praise causes the enemy to submit to you.
    Amazing.

  30. When we praise God heaven opens n God inhabits d praise of His people.

  31. Humh what an awesome topic to ponder about and a great responsibility to be practicalise o ur God is great
    Is a previllage to praise God

  32. Thank you very much for your explanation.

  33. I WILL PRAISE THE LORD AT ALL TIMES.

  34. Felicia T. Wright September 30, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I find peace, love,joy and happiness in praising the Lord. Amen.

  35. Juah Emma Satia October 4, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Praise brings the presence of God down to our level.

  36. I enjoyed this. God is still on the throne. He has not been dethroned. Or left the throne .praise God.

  37. Praises can be of songs or words

  38. Praise is aroma of God’s throne

  39. praise in the spirit let you touch God the spirit

  40. Praise is the door to miracles and healing

  41. in facte i learn alot today my life will never be thesame when am in praises

  42. Prayer moves mountain, PRAISE moves GOD.

  43. Ekereobong Monday Udo November 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    When doing other items in church angels comes but when praises God, its move God directly into ur presence . God need only praises and not our money

  44. Praise provokes faulty foundation to give up our rights buried in it,open closed doors against our marriage,employment ,misfortune n what have u,loose d band on hands to prosperity n guarantees our safety…Acts 16:25-30. It can make u to become sign n wonders n make many to follow Christ (verse 30).

  45. praise is a medicine that cures many sicknesses and settle situations. is the dwelling place of God and all that he needs from man.

  46. Satmerep Geoffrey December 11, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Praise is the weapon that clears all barrier to divine visitation. I’m really blessed by those words. Glory be to God.

  47. Praise makes the devil free…..
    To God and God alone be the glory

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