Exalt God! It is a simple statement, but one with profound meaning. When we exalt God, we are declaring His supremacy over all else and acknowledging that He is the one true God and worthy of our praise and worship.
What does it mean to exalt God?
Exalt means to rise high to elevate, elevate by praise, glorify, or magnify. When we exalt God, we’re putting Him first. Besides, Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind. And exalting the Lord is love.
When we exalt the Lord, we are declaring His supremacy over our life. In a world that seems to spiral out of control, exalting God is a way of putting things back into perspective. It is a way of saying, “No matter what is happening in the world, God is still on His throne.”
When evil is on the rise, take time to exalt God. While the world is shaking, give Him praise. When you don’t know what to do, exalt the Lord and He will give you strength to carry on.
Exalting God is not just something we do on Sunday mornings. It is a lifestyle. It is a way of showing our love for God. So exalt the Lord in all that you do! Give Him praise throughout your day. And watch as He blesses you in return.
5 Ways to Exalt God
1) Exalt God With Worship!
“Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.” Psalm 99.9. NIV
Many times, I’ve worshipped the Lord through my own tears, and most times felt better.
How do You Exalt God In Worship?
Exalting God in worship is one of the most enriching and meaningful experiences we can have. When we exalt God, it’s an act of humbling ourselves before Him in reverence and awe to recognize all He has done for us and all that He is. It’s a means of focusing on His grace, majesty, greatness, and holiness, so that God’s wondrous presence will change our lives.
Here are a few ways to worship Him.
The Bible often speaks about worshipping God with a loud voice, crying out with joy, thanksgiving or adoration.
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6 NIV)
Lift Your Hands
The Bible tells us to “lift up holy hands” when we enter God’s presence. (1 Timothy 2:8).
Kneel in reverence and appreciation of His infinite power.
“Come let us bow down and worship him; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! He is our God; we are the people he cares for, the flock for which he provides.” Psalm 95:6-7 GNT
Play an instrument or dance.
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” Psalm 98:4 ESV
“Come, Everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord, Most High is awesome.” Psalm 47 1-2 NLT.
Whatever way you choose to honor the Lord through worship, pour your entire being into it – heart, mind and soul.
This music is the perfect example of believers exalting the Lord!
2) Exalt God With Prayers
Remember, God loves our prayers!
The enemy despises our prayers, so it’s only natural that many nonbelievers ridicule the notion of “sending your thoughts and prayers.”
YOUR prayers matters to God and prayers words, so that’s why the enemy belittles our prayers.
Did you know angels deliver your prayers to God’s throne room?
“Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne.” Rev. 8:3. KJV
Your prayers are so precious, God keeps them in golden bowls.
Each one (the 24 elders) had a harp, and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Rev. 5:8. ESV
3) Exalt God For Your Victory
In battle, when Moses lifted his hands in prayer and praise, they were winning, but when Moses lowered his hands, they were losing.
When you are engaged in a spiritual battle remember how Moses achieved his victory.
“The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him — my father’s God, and I will exalt him!” Exodus 15:12. NLT
Protection prayers against evil are more important than ever.
4) Exalt the Lord by working on your destiny
When life is difficult, it is so hard to not get sidetracked and distracted. Let alone turning your attention to the things God has for you to do.
The enemy lives to keep us distracted. Once I set the distractions aside, I can get absorbed in my work and I need to remember not to exalt the work the Lord’s given me, over Him.
“O LORD, You are my God! I will exalt You; I will praise Your name. For You have worked wonders—plans formed long ago—in perfect faithfulness.” Isaiah 25:1 BSB
5) Exalt the Word
“I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for You have exalted your name and Your word above everything.” Psalm 138:2.ASV
The Lord exalts His word and so should we. I know I can always turn to the Bible for comfort, wisdom, advice, or just hang out with the Lord and be in His presence.
Lets exalt the Lord by keeping our focus on Him instead of the evil in the world. That doesn’t mean to ignore the evil but with God’s help rise above the enemy’s schemes.
God Wants To Exalt You!
One thing to remember God longs to exalt us as well according to the following verse. And many reading this are due for promotions either in the spiritually or in the “real” world.
“Humble yourselves, under God’s mighty hand, in due time He may exalt you Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 NASB
Besides exalting the Lord, the second part of humbling yourself is trusting the Lord with your problems.
Of course, we don’t do things for the Lord to bless us but it’s critical to remember that God desires to bestow blessing on you because He love you…unconditionally.