Monday, September 7, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Whoso offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God. Psalms 50:23

THOUGHT OF THE DAY : He who employs praise will attract the presence of God.

LISTEN: Never begin or ends your day without giving praise to God. If you’re not praising God you’re despising Him, and He doesn’t take such lightly. Beloved, glorify God. He is glorified and honoured when we offer words of homage as act of our worship to Him. Our praises belong to God. Praise is a powerful tool for creating an atmosphere of fellowship with God. He who employs praise will attract the presence of God (2Kings 3:15-17). Praise moves God and blesses the praiser. To praise God is to express thanks to or love and respect for Him. It is to say good things about Him for all He has done or yet to do. Praise gladdens the heart of God and opens His hands to the one who asked of Him. When God is praised miracles happen. Because praise brings glory to God, he who praises Him glorifies Him. Therefore, He responds to such act of honour with blessings. My dear, do you give praise to God for His goodness towards you? Have you praised Him today? When your mouth is full of praise to God, He will fill your hands with His favour. If you can praise God in spite of troubles, God can honour and deliver you from evil no matter what. My dear, don’t quit praising God, for praise is God’s will for His people. (1 Thessalonians 5:18). If you can praise Him irrespective of any situation in your life, He will reveal His power to you and deliver and bless you beyond measure. Beloved, let us give praise to God because, we glorify Him when we praise Him; we trigger fellowship with Him and provoke worship when we praise Him. Yes, you can’t praise God and not worship Him. When your heart is full of praise to God you can’t struggle to worship Him. So, learn to praise God and you will trigger the spirit of worship in your life. Henceforth, never begin or end your day without giving praise to God. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?
1. In every situation, learn to praise and honour God all the same.
2. Be positive-minded and learn to thank God for what He has done or yet to do.
3. Shun complaints and bitterness, but rejoice and praise the Lord instead.
4. Be committed to the act of praise and thanksgiving, and be happy always.

Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged that praise glorifies God. Therefore, I will glorify Him with praise as long as I live, amen.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You because You’re worthy of my praise. Help me to praise and honour You always as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today, I speak on your life, may your mouth not be short of praises. As you genuinely praise God, may you experience open heaven, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : When we offer words of homage as an act of worship to God, God releases His blessings as an act of favour to us.

Quote : “He who delights in praising God can never end up in depression; for praise will keep him positive and hopeful.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know when Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead, Thomas one of his disciples did not believe the testimony of the disciples? (John 20:24-25).

Today In History : September 7, 2004 Hurricane Ivan damages 90% of buildings on the island of Grenada; 39 die in the Category 5 storm.

Stunning Fact : Did you know your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body?

Bible Quiz : Why did the Israelites stone Achan and his family to death?

God bless you!

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