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I'm a little over whelmed as I write this. It is an amazing season in God and I am praising Him with all my heart.
Because I teach a Bible study, I can't remember if I shared a dream with you that I had or I just shared it with my Bible study/prayer partners - so I will share it again.
I dreamed I was handed a bunch of ancient keys. I saw them be put into my hands. Then I saw myself put one of the keys into an ancient, heavy wooden door. The key slid into the hole in the lock and then the dream ended.
Last week, I felt the Lord impress upon me to talk with my Bible study group about 'praise.' I was surprised, I guess, because praise has always been my favorite thing and anyone who knows me, knows that. I feel like over the years I had really talked about it a lot. But I obeyed the Lord and defined 'praise.'
The following is a note I posted on my Facebook page several years ago and usually include in any Bible study I teach. As you can see, we've lost a lot in translation and with every type of praise that is mentioned, praise is an 'action!' And God is very specific about how He wants to be praise.
Seven Hebrew Words for Praise
1.YADAH - yaw-daw - to worship with the extended hand. The giving of oneself in worship and adoration. To lift your hands unto the Lord. It carries the meaning of absoulute surrender as a young child does to a parent - "pick me up, I'm all yours". Scriptures: Gen. 29:35, 2 Chron. 7:6, 20:21, Psalms 9:1, 28:7, Psalms 33:2, 42:5,11, 49:18, Isaiah 12:1