Have you ever thought about what it means when you say to someone “God Bless”?

Think about it. What do you mean by that? How about when you’re in service and you say “Lord I extol you”. What exactly does that mean? Can you explain that right now without cheating or looking to some sort of reference as a guide?

Whether we’re worshipping in church, praying in our homes, or greeting our fellow brothers and church sisters many of us use common terminology that we hear other church people use, and sometimes, we don’t necessarily know what it means; but are comfortable knowing that its something positive and good. Rather than doing and saying things out of familiarity or tradition, I challenge you to take it a step further and take the time out to understand what we say and why we say it. Here are some definitions below, of words we use in our daily worship. But please don’t let it stop here. Go beyond!

Bless – To confrer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to; to express a wish or a prayer for the happiness of.

Praise – An expression of approval and commendation; offering words of homage as an act of worship; to extol in words or song; to magnify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honorto; to display the excellence of.

Extol – To place on high; to lift up; to elevate by praise.

Glory – A state of high honor, Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing. High reputation; honorable fame; renown.

Magnify – Increase in size, volume or significance; to praise highly.

Worship – To pay divine hornors to: to reverence with supreme respect; a feeling of profound love and admiration.

All definitions were taken from dict.die.net

 Written By: Shenelle Wallace