Psalm 103: 1-5
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Gratitude and praise towards God is powerful and a proven detox for the soul, to evoke joy, inner power and youthfulness. God is calling for a generation of ‘praise warriors’ who have taught their souls to praise God from their inmost being, who have 10,000 reasons to thank Him for. The grateful shout of praises to the Kingship of God, causes an outflow of His forgiveness, healing, restoration, crowning of love, satisfaction and renewal of soul. As we forget not the blessings of the past, instead recount and release praise, we see supernatural turnarounds. Be addicted to praise, and you are gonna see wonders in your family, community and church. Praise and worship of the Creator God for all that He is due makes room for Him to step in demonstrate His power. So, why wait, put on that ‘garment of praise’ instead of despair (Isaiah 61:3). Your God is waiting to raise you up as an oak of righteousness, to display His splendor through you!
“Don’t stop “dancing in the desert.” When you’re parched, searching high and low for water, don’t stop dancing. When you’re barely making ends meet, don’t stop dancing. …It all starts with praise. So, the next time you’re feeling depressed, grab your tambourine and dance it away!” – T.D. Jakes.
Take out your Journal/ A sheet of paper to write at least 10 things you are grateful to God for. Think of people/leaders/coworkers you are grateful for, call up/message these precious people today. Let our church family and community ring with ‘Gratitude’ vibes.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Download this challenge as a start to finding 10,000 reasons to praise God:
I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.
Hebrews 13: 15
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.
Our Father God understands your weariness, struggles and the feeling that God doesn’t care, but He calls you upwards to offer Him sacrifices of praise today. Amidst the chaos seen in our personal and our international situations, declare His goodness, faithfulness, and power as the pillars of confidence for today and the battles of tomorrow. Your freewill sacrifice of praise is gonna rise up as a fragrance to heaven, to bring back His glory and favour to you.
O God Our Help in Ages Past
- The Holy Spirit enables you to offer sacrifice of praise, to experience His joy and pleasure of His presence and infect others around you.
- For war inflicted Ukraine and churches in Ukraine and Europe to rise up in faith and power of praise among the ruins.
- To battle with praise and persistence in praise to see the enemy flee (2 Chronicles 20:22)
16 Mar 2022