Monday, September 20, 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 : When we sing and praise God He ambushes the enemy.
LISTEN : Worship and praise lifts our spirits. Therefore, we should learn to sing to the LORD. Praise triggers the presence of God (2 Kings 2:15); it is the atmosphere of God’s presence and manifestations. Where genuine praise goes God goes. He who praises God glorifies Him, and he who glorifies Him attracts His blessings. My dear, learn to make use of praise often. Don’t allow any situation to shut you up; instead, always give praise to God no matter what. For if it is hard for you to offer praise to God, it will be hard for God to release His favour on you. Praise opens the heavens to you; for if you can praise you can connect to God and His mercy. When we sing and praise God He ambushes the enemy. A Praiser don’t beg for the presence of God, 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 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 God you glorify Him, and when you glorify God you attract His love and receive 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. For if you can praise God no matter the situation, He can show up for you in all situations. Remember, praise triggers the presence of God. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. No matter the situation, always praise God in 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 : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you are God. You are worthy of my praise. Therefore, accept my praise today, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : May God decorate your life with His blessings. As you praise Him today, may men praise and favour you. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : He who praises God glorifies Him, and he who glorifies Him attracts His blessings.
Quote : “Praise triggers the presence of God; it is the atmosphere of God’s presence and manifestations. Where genuine praise goes God goes.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know that the name Eve means, the mother of all the living? (Genesis 3:20).
Stunning Fact : Did you know birds need gravity to swallow?
Bible Quiz : Who was David apart from being the king of Israel and the son of Jesse?
God bless you!