We must come to understand that praise is not just for Sunday morning for twelve minutes. If we will choose to live for Jesus our whole life can be as praise to the Lord. When you take God’s Word by faith and repeat it back to Him, you are offering Him praise. When you forgive people who don’t deserve it, you offer the sacrifice of praise. One day, I was praying and seeking the Lord for what I was to teach at a Bible study, the Lord gave me a “nugget”. It was a revelation that I began to chew on. I thanked Him and began to praise Him. In a very short time that nugget became a feast. I began to praise Him even more than before. Then He said this to me:
“When you thank Me and praise Me, I will multiply your morsel.”
I began to ponder what He spoke to me. It sounded good and I knew there was more to it than what I first heard. All four of the Gospels give the account of Jesus feeding the five thousand with five loaves and two fishes. Jesus did something that activated that miracle that we could all learn from.
John 6:11And Jesus took the loaves and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples and the disciples to them that were set down: and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
Jesus was given a morsel and when He thanked and praised the Father the Lord multiplied His morsel. What will God do for you when you commit to thanking and praising Him for everything? When a man is grateful for what he has, God can begin to multiply it.
Psalm 22:3 But you art holy, O You that inhabits the praises of His people.
Inhabit ~dwell~remain~settle-in~tarry~keep house~continue~sit down~ or judge.
The word, inhabit, is not just a spiritual mystery term. It describes God’s position in the life of a praiser. If we commit to a life of praise, God will commit to a life of His manifested presence. We can meet God at the church house and then take Him with us. We can take Him wherever He will lead us! Where God hears His name being praised He knows He will be welcomed there. As long as he is offered praise, He will remain in that place.
Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
If we are to bless the Lord at all times, then it doesn’t matter what is going on. Whether times be good or times be evil, it’s always the right time to bless the Lord.
I think the best praise we can offer our Lord is when we don’t “feel” like doing it. Praise is not a state of mind. Praise, no matter the circumstances, requires faith. God and God alone deserves all of our praise and He is receptive twenty-four-seven. Got praise? Yes! If you want it, you got it. Don’t keep it to your self, offer it to the one who deserves it.
Men have taught me the Word of God so, I sow into their ministry.
I am grateful to them,
I pray they help many others.
I put my trust in God,
He is faithful and just.
I will reap what I sow,
I will sow to the Spirit.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming