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Read Seeds of Destiny 26 July 2020 Devotional Message
TOPIC: Understanding Praise
SCRIPTURE: For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. Psalms 47:7
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Praise is the celebration of the Sovereignty and Almightiness of God.
In life, every undertaking becomes outstanding with understanding. Anything that must be outstandingly impactful must be done with understanding. It is not what we do that determines the results we see but the understanding with which we do them.
Same applies to praise. Many people usually misunderstand what praise is all about. Let it be clear that praise is not just an entertainment segment of church; it is not used to fill gap in the order of church service.
What then is praise?
Praise is the celebration of the Sovereignty and Almightiness of God.
Praise is the celebration of the “in-chargeness” of God. God is the King of all the earth, and for that purpose, we sing and celebrate Him (Psalms 47:7). 1 Chronicles 16:29 says, Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. God deserves the glory. He owns the glory, so, give it to Him. Praise is the celebration of the Governor General of the universe. He is the Lord General of the universe. He deserves your praise.
Now, what is the power of praise?
The celebration of God, which is praise, attracts the manifestation of God.
In 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 during the dedication of the temple of Solomon, as the priest celebrated God, He manifested Himself. You know that people are attracted to where they are celebrated and allergic to where they are tolerated. Wherever they hate you, you leave there. Those who talk good of you, you tend to spend more time with them. Naturally, you are friendly with those who appreciate and value your person and those who see the good in your life. But you leave those who see nothing good in your life but mistakes and errors. God made us in His Image. When you celebrate God, He is attracted to you. To celebrate Him is to attract Him, and to attract him is to attract all He carries. This is the power of praise.
Remember this: Praise is the celebration of the Sovereignty and Almightiness of God.
1. Make up your mind to praise the Almightiness of God always.
2. Maintain a lifestyle of praise to God through upright living.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to praise You at all times. I receive Your help to give You praise with my life and character Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING PRAISE (PART 1).
DAILY READING: Isaiah 34-36
QUOTE: As a worshipper, you cannot go unnoticed by heaven neither can you remain unrecognised or insignificant because God seeks true worshippers. Culled from “ALABASTER BOX” by Dr Becky Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Jews and Christians have a higher education than any other religious group in the world. On average, the number of years of formal education for Jews and Christians is 13.4 and 9.3 years respectively.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Proceed with the garment of praise and experience the goodness of God this day in Jesus’ Name.