The Posture of Praise

Barak (Bar-Rawk)

To offer blessing, to fall on ones knees

Why Kneeling?

Kneeling is physical posture
Kneeling is emotional posture
Kneeling is spiritual posture

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise (Barak); his greatness no one can fathom.

– Psalm 145:1-3

God is blessed through our attitude

Our attitude shows the scope of our praise
Our attitude sees the height of our praise
Our attitude seeks the worth of our praise
Our attitude senses the greatness of our praise

Praise (Barak) the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise (Barak) his holy name. Praise (Barak) the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–

– Psalm 103:1-2

God is blessed through our acknowledgement

Our acknowledgement rekindles our soul
Our acknowledgement reclaims our holiness
Our acknowledgement remembers God’s blessings

Praise (Barak) be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Praise (Barak) be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.

– Psalm 72:18-19

God is blessed through our awareness

Our awareness is focused on God
Our awareness is formed through God’s work
Our awareness is forever in God
Our awareness is filled with God’s glory

Praise (Barak) the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise (Barak) the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise (Barak) the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise (Barak) the LORD, O my soul.

– Psalm 103:20-22

God is blessed through our appreciation

Our appreciation is revealed in our obedience
Our appreciation is raised in our following
Our appreciation is revived in our spirit

How Can we Bless God?

We bless God through the giving of praise
We bless God through the gaining of perspective
We bless God through the growing of persistence