Hello once again. Hope you’re having a good day.
I’ll be telling us today about a preaching I heard from someone. I heard it and I want you to hear it too!
It was on provoking the wonders of praise but I’ll call it, “why praise ?”.
Why do we need to praise. Is praise just all about singing and dancing. Why do we need to praise?
The mystery of divine presence is the root reason why we praise.
Divine Presence is the ability to have God with you 24 hours.
You see God does not manifest everywhere. I know we say God is everywhere but what we are actually saying is:
Prov. 15: 3 “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good [in all their endeavors].”
Jer 16:17 “For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their wickedness concealed from My eyes.”
2 Chron 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you will have wars.”
So God has installed a CCTV in every part of the earth; His eyes, so that He can view what is happening in every place at every point in time. However to make God to be constantly present with you in person is what you need.
The Presence of God is all you need.
The presence of God is what you should covet.
Divine presence is what breaks the yoke. It is what makes your christian life easy.
It is what makes the mountains (your difficulties) skip like rams.
Psalm 114:2 “Judah(praise) was his sanctuary, And Israel his dominion. 3The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.4The mountains skipped like rams,And the little hills like lambs.
5What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest?Thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?6Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams;And ye little hills, like lambs?7Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord,At the presence of the God of Jacob;”
God’s work causes people to wonder. He cannot do a small thing. Where he dwells there is wonder.
Job 9:10 “Which doeth great things past finding out;Yea, and wonders without number.”
Praise is an environment where God’s Presence dwells.
Psalm 22:3 “But thou art holy,O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”
You want to carry God, then be a man of sincere praise.
To live a life of ceaseless praise, the starting point is thanksgiving.
The journey of praise starts with thanksgiving.
You cannot be a true and ceaseless worshipper if you don’t have a heart of thanksgiving.
What should I be thankful for you ask; The things He has given you.
Psalm 150: 6 “Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.” – Breath
Psalm 3:5 “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.”-you woke up
Psalm 103: 5 “Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”- you have food and the things you need.
Start the journey of praise by thanking God for everything around you. It will spur up joy in you.
Thanksgiving must be in your heart before your praise can ascend to heaven
– Pastor Adeyemi, LFC Awka.
Have a praise-full day.