LIGHT – KEY TO PRAISE (PART 2)
Scripture :Psalm 150: 6. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday, we began by saying your knowledge or insight or light affects your Praise!
Those who live a praiseful life are those with sufficient light in the aspect of praise. We went further to explore the reasons why praise is a must for every believer. Today, we shall press further into this matter.
What is Praise ?
It is an outburst of an overflow of our excitement in appreciation to God. This is to say, praise goes with excitement! If you are not excited or merry then forget about praise :
James 5:13 :.. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God](AMP).
Gladness /merriment or excitement is a prerequisite to praising God! It is not done in silence. It is far beyond thanksgiving, although it may begin with thanksgiving, it goes beyond just being grateful to expressing your gratitude to God by telling anyone and everyone who cares to listen the great and mighty things God has done for you.
Why must I praise God?
1. Praise is a must do because It is in obedience to a divine commandment:
Psalm 150: 6. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Observe the above scripture says if you are still alive then give praise to God. Praising God is a must do because it acknowledges you are still alive.
2. Praise is a must do because It confirms the purpose of our redemption :
1 Peter 2: 9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
You were redeemed to praise God! So praising God is fulfilling your redemptive privilege.
3. Praise is a must do because It pleases the Lord :
Psalm 69: 30. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
Besides faith(Heb.11:6), praise is a way to please God! And when God is pleased, He releases your harvest, your blessing and your inheritance to you. So, anytime you have the privilege to praise God, know it is an opportunity to please God, Therefore do your praises with all seriousness, don’t do your praise casually without any sense of seriousness, be it corporate or personal praise, do it with all enthusiasm and a sense of seriousness.
4. Praise is a must do because it releases your harvest :
Psalm 67: 5. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
The earth does not yield her increase, her blessing until praise goes up! It is quite unfortunate that many don’t enjoy the yield of the earth because they don’t know how to throw in the sickle of Praise for their desired harvest.
Beloved, that blessing you desire so strongly can come as you engage in praise. Your delayed harvest can be delivered into your hands as you engage the mystery of praise.
How do you praise God?
1. Through singing
2. Clapping and shout of joy/ triumph
3. Through dancing:
Dancing is a mystery in the realm of the spirit. It was a dance a damsel used to please King Herod and the head of a prophet went in fulfilment of the vow Herod made(Mrk.6:21-28).
Now imagine when we dance to please God what do you think will happen in the realm of the spirit? For the Bible said:
Psalm 149: 3. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Don’t trade your eternal destiny on the platform of sin and rejection of Jesus. Give your heart to Jesus Christ.
Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I repent of my inability to praise you as your word demands, please help me to praise you well in Jesus name.
– I declare every shackle and chain that bound you, be broken in Jesus name.
– You will not end the year empty handed in the name of Jesus.
– You are blessed
From your brother Alex
God bless you.