Leaders are bottom line people – rightly concerned about the return on their investment of time and money. So what’s the ROI on praising God as a leader?
Over the past few weeks God has reignited my heart with praise. The impact on my spirit and soul is measurable. The cloud of concern regarding the busy fall season is gone. At times it felt like an overhead ledge was blocking my view of God. It’s gone too. As I praise God, the “sky of my mind” is open and clear and the view of God is stunning. I’m simultaneously filled with the greatness of God and freed to focus on work.
1. Presence. Psalm 22:3 tells us God is enthroned on our praises. He draws near. His presence becomes palpable. Just like Moses didn’t want to go into the Promised Land without God’s presence, we don’t want to forge ahead without it either.
2. Perspective. When we choose to actively praise God, He is magnified in our eyes. He becomes rightfully “larger” and our projects dwarf to their true size. And God provides wisdom to deal with them.
3. Peace. Just like the grandeur of the ocean or the Redwood Forests brings peace, the grandeur and character of God does as well. It’s better to be at the ocean than to see a picture. It’s better to be with God through praise than to rely on a memory.
4. Productivity. A mind captivated by God translates into a person able to tackle ministry projects with the presence, wisdom, strength, and joy of the Lord.
The best ROI on praising God is that God is praised. Because of who He is as Lord of lords, God is worthy of our praise regardless of any personal benefits we may receive. But because of who He is as Father, God wants to help us in every way He can. Spending time praising God is one of the best ROIs you’ll ever experience as a leader.
“Spending time praising God is one of the best ROIs you’ll ever experience as a leader.”- Lisa Hosler
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Let’s invest a few minutes engaging with God through this song, Ever Be, by Aaron Shust. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZDyMJhd4Bo
How does God bless you through praise? Feel free to share your thoughts in the Comment Section below.