Hebrew Words For Praise

There are 7 Hebrew words for praise.

From least used to most.
1) Shabach means to Shout! Used 11 times as in Psalm 63:3.

2) Todah means Thanks/Thanksgiving. Used 32 times as in Jeremiah 17:26.

3) Zamar means to Touch strings. Used 45 times as in Psalm 21:13

4) Tehillah means Songs of Praise. It is where the word “Tehillim” or Psalms comes from. Used 57 times as in Psalm 23:2

5) Yadah means hands raised to receive something. Yad or Yod means Hand. Or Eagles Claw. Used 114 times as in Psalm 52:9

6) Halal means to shine; to celebrate. It is the root word for Hallelu’YAH! Used 165 times as in Psalm 22:22

7) Barak means to Bless; to kneel; to bow down. It is used as Praise 330 times in Scripture, as in Psalm. 66:20.

Praise Our Heavenly Father. In many ways, praise Him, celebrate Him, shout to Him, throw your hands up, bow in His presence, receive Him.

Psalm 139

My heart feels torn this morning. After losing a good friend and two other friends losing family members,

I’m just hanging on to Hope and trying to find Joy in the midst of it all. This video sure helps me feel better.

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Who can read this Psalm and not believe that God is deeply in love with each of us? God the creator of the heavens and the earth, took the time to delicately create each of us.

He goes much further by knowing us before we were conceived and knowing our every thought,

even before we think them. He walks with us whether we are in the lowest valley or on the highest mountain.

We can’t escape Him.
He’s always there. His very thoughts of us outnumber the grains of sand.

His thoughts of us are precious.
It is a miraculous love that goes beyond comprehension.

This video combines the beauty of the incredible words of

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Psalm 139

In The Stillness and Silence…

Sometimes we don’t hear YHVH because we don’t know how to accept silence or stillness.  Sometimes it’s denial or other reasons but if we learn to be silent and be still we can hear His voice. It may not be loud or coming through a trumpet, it might be like the tinkling sound of brass. Small. Whispers. It might not be a sound at all, just a feeling inside of us.

There’s a lot of truth in that statement. “Be still, and know that I am God; I WILL be exalted among the nations, I WILL be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10. I love this verse, I can see where it is talking to us as individuals saying listen up all you people because even if you don’t I will be known and heard among all people so don’t wait till then it just might be too late. (Dee Ann)

He will get through to us, somehow, and we probably won’t like it! I have lots of experience with this. I know now that silence is present because He’s trying to talk to me and wants me to tune into His voice. I had this friend just a few nights ago that is seeking a way to hear Him. I told her that she’s at a place now where she has so little to distract her that it’s making her uncomfortable and she probably can’t hear Him because she’s trying to find a distraction. We need to be open and willing but He gives us a chance to Hear Him on our own and we have to learn how and what capacity we can Hear Him in and once we do then we’re thinking, how could I NOT hear Him talking to me…I quite enjoy stillness and silence myself because I know the opposite can be much worse, anxiety and rattled thoughts, hopeless feelings. I know in the silence He’s always there.

Sometimes its uncomfortable to hear what He has to say, usually when He is trying to tell us to get some sin out of our life! You are so right we do often try and find ways to tune it out if its uncomfortable. Kinda like the dog in the movie Up ‘squirrel’. I hope you watched the movie! We might not be as bad as the poor dog but we do have our own ‘triggers’ that keeps us from truly hearing Him. I also had a lot of experience not listening I joke I can still feel the hammer marks on my head from all that pounding He gave me. Now I much like the silence, not just in my own mind but around me I like the stillness within that only He can provide. (Dee Ann)

Another verse that dives into truth on stillness is: Stand STILL and see the salvation of YHWH who is with me.” Exodus 14:13.

Often we get impatient waiting but it’s in those times we are being transformed, learning to trust, to wait to be STILL and watch Him work His wonders! It’s part of removing the defilement often times. Not only in our own lives but in those around us. He is faithful and certainly doesn’t need our help. We have to move aside sometimes and watch the Holy One work out His plans and purposes. What a beautiful thing! I never want to be in a position that I’m not on my face, humble, seeking and waiting on Him! It’s in these times I am closest to Him. Doesn’t it seem that way? (Stephanie B.)

“I only want to go lower” is something I penned last summer, it means, I always want to be at His feet, I want to be continuously reminded of our great ‘I AM’ and that He is in control my life. It is in these times that the small silent and quiet times are so illuminating for many of us…though some are afraid of them…if people only knew what it all really means.

I am reminded of the song “You Raise Me Up” even though Josh Groban wrote it for his grandmother, that song was so meaningful and so empowering because as YHVH is raising us up, we should never be far from the ground, never lower, we should desire to be lower in order to be Higher.