Friday, June 11, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! For he rescues the oppressed from the clutches of evildoers. Jeremiah 20:13
Thought of The Day : The wonderful works of God in the world should trigger endless praise from us.
LISTEN : Praise releases the glory of God. The offering of praise provokes the presence of God. Sadly, people find it hard to sing and praise God. They dwell more on their troubles and losses, than God’s blessings and protection on their lives. Beloved, it’s a display of insensitivity and foolishness to not acknowledge the goodness of God towards you. Praise to God should be natural to us. We shouldn’t allow any situation to shut us up; instead, we should always give praise to God no matter what. My dear, if it is difficult for you to offer praise to God, it will be difficult for God to release His favour to you. Praise opens the heavens to you; for if you can praise God, you can connect to Him. A genuine praiser of God don’t beg for His presence, because he or she is already soaked in His presence through praise. What is praise? To praise is to express thanks to or love and respect for God. It means to worship and value God. God should be greatly praised. The Bible says,
“But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel.”
God is holy and should receive our praises, for praise glorifies Him. The Bible says,
“Whoso offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.”
Beloved, when you praise you glorify God, and when you glorify God you will attract His love and receives access to divine revelations. Besides, praise creates energy. So, employ it often. When you are happy, praise God; when you are heartbroken, praise God; when your situation seems hopeless, praise God; in all circumstances, praise God! When you praise God no matter the situation, He will show up for you in all situations. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. No matter the situation, always praise God for everything.
2. Determine to employ praise often in all circumstances.
3. When you are heartbroken and downcast, spend time in praise and prayers.
4. When you don’t feel like giving praise to God, reflect on His goodness and you will see need for praise.
Prayer : Dear heavenly Father, you are worthy of my praise. Therefore, accept my praise today, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : You’re blessed! May God decorate your life with His blessings. As you praise Him today, may men praise and favour you, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : The right time to praise God the more is when you don’t feel like it.
Quote : “He who waits for the right time can’t praise God; and anyone who can’t praise God can’t please Him.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Peter raised Dorcas also called Tabitha from death? (Acts 9:40).
Today In History : June 11, 1955, motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France when two of the cars collided and crashed into spectators.
Stunning Fact : Did you know in ancient Egyptian times, when a family cat dies, the family members would shave off their eyebrows in mourning.
Bible Quiz : How old was Moses when he died?