Monday, 17 February 2014

The Enemies Of Praise

Fear in your heart is one of the enemies of praise. And praising God with fear in your heart is mechanical; mechanical praise does not move God. Joy and gladness rather than fear in your heart is what moves God when you praise Him.  Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: spring … Joel 2:22.

Be not afraid for fear in your heart compounds to confusion, uncertainties, sorrow, despondency, frustration and anxiety. Instead of fear engage in hope.

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait,  I say, on the LORD….Ps  27:13.

Despite any delays you may have seen do not give up and you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

David was pursued by Saul for ten years yet had hope in the Lord and ultimately ascended the throne as king. His secret was unending genuine praise unto his God.
Rekindle hope and praise God lest you become dejected and enter into frustration. Trust God to the end and He will never ever fail you!!Whatever is causing you frustration shall be destroyed on your behalf in Jesus name.

This is the time that God wants to confer unto you His blessings in the midst of the earth and before all. Therefore know the mystery of the joyful sound and you shall be blessed. Who so offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation a right will I she the salvation of God …Ps  50:23.

When in captivity Israel chose to look backward rather than forward and their misery continued. Read Ps 137:1-4. But that was not the case for Paul and Silas. They ordered their conversation aright. They understood the mystery of the joyful sound.

And at midnight Paul and Silas Prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. Acts 16:25-26.

As you take off in praise for who God is and what He has done things will begin to happen for you.

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither hall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation…….Hab 3:17-18

Recall the goodness of God (rather than focusing on the evil satan has done you) in hope and let praise be birthed. When hope is stimulated praise automatically flows. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope…..Lam 3:21.

The faithfulness of God is what is responsible for the goodness I our lives therefore cease from murmuring. Thank God for prayers but go on and praise Him for He will do great things. Thanksgiving and praising God for the past is what guaranteed the blessings of the now and future.

Ps 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.


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