How do we show love to a God who has no needs? What can we offer? Praise and worship is our gift. When I am in prayer, I like to take time to remind Him of what He means to me. I will say “Praise God,” and “Hallelujah,” but I find that He will often respond to more personal acknowledgements of His goodness, such as “You are sweet like the springtime!” or “You are fresh as a rain upon dry ground.” When I can honestly consider His wonderful qualities, reflecting upon things He has done and showing Him that I ponder them, He is blessed and draws near. Think about all that He has created and what He has done to save us. Tell Him what you think about these things as though He were sitting in front of you. Worship and praise deepens devotional time, sometimes ushering us into the Holy Place.

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