Praise and Worship
 
Praise and Worship is a vital part of our Christian walk. We praise and worship God as individual believers in Christ and as part of the body of Christ. When we engage in praise and worship three things happen. Psalm 132:7-9 says, “Let us go into His tabernacle; Let us worship at His footstool. Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness and let Your saints shout for joy.”

First, we go into the tabernacle of God with praise and worship. Oh, to go into the dwelling place of God! To have a personal tour of the throne and palace of Heaven! When we worship God, we go into his private chambers for an exclusive audience with Him. We worship at His footstool.

Next, God takes a break from His work and comes to His resting place to enjoy our praise and worship. Our praise and worship are so important to God, that he goes up to His resting place to experience it. It does not matter what other people think of our efforts. It matters to God.

Finally, Being in His presence through praise and worship changes us. When we worship God in spirit and in truth, we are clothed in righteousness. We become godly in His presence. We need to prepare hearts and selves to praise and worship God, but praise and worship changes us into the likeness of God.

So let us praise and worship God. Enjoy Christian and godly music. Read the psalms. Participate in Sunday  worship. God enjoys it and we are changed into his likeness.
 
Ray Bennett