Daily Feast – February 17

The Power Of Praise

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your loving-kindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night - Psalms 92:1-2

God inhabits the praise of His people. A thoughtful heart praises God for who He is but a polluted heart is vulnerable to attack. It is a heart that is not thankful for what is available, but lusts after what he/she does not even need and thereby gets deceived to eat the forbidden fruit like Eve. Ingratitude is a manifestation of a covetous person who can never be contended. As a result of greed, lust of the eyes and pride of life, sees faults in everything and in everyone, blaming everyone for his failure. It is a heart that does not appreciate; it blames people for his/her perceived misfortune instead of acknowledging God as the solution provider. It turns its victim from the path of integrity to an abuser and manipulator.

Don’t let the devil stop you from praising God, if you do, your miracle will cease. When challenges come up against you, take it to God who has the answer and praise Him even when you have not seen the physical manifestation of the answer to prayer. Avoid wrong discussion; it is an open door to error. Stay with God do not pay attention to foolish questions. Do not go beyond your limit.

Do not allow man or circumstances to influence you to disobey God’s instruction. God hates rebellion. God created man in His image which implies that we are like Him. At creation he took time to periodically look at His work and acknowledge that it was good. He thus set a pattern to emulate. Man is created to give pleasure to God; to be appreciative has he/she progresses by faith in the word in this imperfect world. You must cultivate the habit of praising God in all circumstances (the good time and the period of challenges).

Prayer: Father, in Jesus name, I resolve to praise you always. Thank you for helping me keep my heart pure. Amen

Further Reading: Psalms 150:1-6
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Exodus 39:1-40:38; Mark 1:1-28; Psalm 35:1-16; Proverbs 9:11-12

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