Whenever you open your mouth to praise God, God opens His Mouth to bless you. You do not need to beg God to bless you if you know how to praise Him.
SCRIPTURE: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee, Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. Psalm 67:5-7
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Blessed people praise effortlessly and those who praise effortlessly are unusually blessed.
Our anchor Scripture clearly reveals that praise is a major provoker of the Blessing. Whenever you open your mouth to praise God, God opens His Mouth to bless you. You do not need to beg God to bless you if you know how to praise Him.
We understand that one of the most blessed persons in the Old Testament was King Solomon. He was so blessed that the doors of the house of his horses were made of gold. He was so blessed that in his generation, no one could quantify the gold he had.
Now, one of the secrets of Solomon was the secret of praise. In 1 Kings 4:32, we see that that Solomon was not just a wise man but also a worshipper. He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs were a thousand and five. As he was singing and worshipping, he was receiving wisdom and his blessing was stabilized by his worship.
Blessed people praise effortlessly and those who praise effortlessly are unusually blessed. So, there is a direct proportionality between praise and the Blessing. The more you praise, the more you are blessed and the more you are blessed, the more you praise.
Now, what is the connection between praise and the Blessing?
Basically, praise will trigger the dimension of blessing that will provoke the reverence and worship of God from the world. Praise will take you to a point where the blessings in your life will move more people to serve God.
Beloved, determine to look for reasons to praise God consistently (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Never focus on what is happening, focus on what is written and your heart shall be filled with praise.
REMEMBER THIS: Blessed people praise effortlessly and those who praise effortlessly are unusually blessed.
- Make praise a lifestyle; praise God even when you don’t feel like it.
- Decide to look for reasons to praise God no matter how little it may seem.
PRAYER: Lord, I praise You for Your wondrous works in my life. Receive my praise Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF PRAISE
QUOTE: Learn to wake up in the morning with praise. Throughout your day, let praise flow. In the night, let praise flow. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: 1 Kings 17-19
AMAZING FACT: Mary Slessor was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Nigeria who was most famous for having stopped the common practice of infanticide of twins among the Ibibio people, an ethnic group in South-Southern Nigeria.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Home Church meeting by 6:00pm tomorrow at a Home Church near you. Invite your friends and neighbours. God bless you.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Blessing of the Lord shall be visible in your life as you proceed in His praise in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities