The joy and freedom of praise

I’ve recently gotten my copy of We Will Stand: Celebrating 40 Years of Contemporary Christian Music (I watched the simulcast of the concert a couple of months ago). Some of you may not like the current music coming out as CCM, some of you may love it. But listening to the past 40 years, from the beginning, was such a worshipful experience.

power and freedom of praise

Some of you may be too young to remember Petra, Evie, Dallas Holm or a number of others. Today I just want to give you the opportunity to sit back, take a break from your busy days (and even from posting on the link-up, if it’s an either/or for your time) and listen to the songs I’m sharing below. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength, and let your praise rise up – know that He inhabits the praise of His people!

There is freedom, joy, strength and power in our praise!

Step into the presence of the Lord today and let His Spirit fill you as you lift His name on high with all of the heavenly host!





Other posts on praise:


Praise – a reprise


The power of praise

Praise when He holds or catches us.

Praise that He sustains us


All Scripture quotations are taken from the NASB.
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  1. Kate,
    Thank you for your very encouraging blog. Grace and peace to you and your family always! Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday and weekend, friend.

  2. May we make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Praise God that He is risen indeed! Thanks for hosting and God bless,

  3. My husband and I are facing one of the most stressful weeks of our lives but as I made dinner tonight, I cranked the praise music in the kitchen and sang to the Lord. I cannot tell you how much singing His praises filled my spirit with His incredible peace.

    Sure, it doesn’t solve our problems, but it does help put things into perspective. It takes the focus off of our challenging circumstances and onto our Savior.

    Blessings to you and yours, Kate!


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