It is beyond important to start out with the very real and understandable truths found only in the Word of God. YOU WERE CREATED TO PRAISE!
- Isaiah 43:21~This people I have formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.
- Ephesians 1:12-13 ~ That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.
- Hebrews 13:15 ~ Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of the lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.
Psalm 75 says we praise God for his wondrous works, which declare that he is near and that when we invoke the name of God, we actually REHEARSE His wonders. ( Ps 75:1) Further in this song of praise there is a simple phrase and a promise which says, when the earth totters and all those who live upon it are shaken, it is GOD alone who will poise and keep it steady. SELAH… Think about it.
When your world is falling apart around you, do you immediately find yourself submitted in pose of praise?
Opened hands and bowed knee before God, in our trials, reflect a heart which trusts Him fully.
Do you think that releasing what you have is worth the risk of what God has to give?
He meets our needs in complete sufficiency, lacking no good thing. Don’t let what He died to provide be stolen by the tactics and lies the enemy has spoken into your heart.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows.) ~ John 10:10 Amp.
He is the Creator of all the gold, treasure, and wealth of this world. He is the great physician who can heal any disease. He is the master planner who can orchestrate the details of our days.
His wealth is enormous and it is waiting for you to claim, but first you need to come with opened hands and a clean heart; your perspective bowed to His Will.
When we pray in faith, we release God’s blessings.
When we believe in faith, we are strengthened by His promise.
When we stand in faith, we lay the burden upon Him.
When we receive in faith, our storehouse is filled with eternal treasure that does not fade.
Today, what is He asking you to release and what is holding you back from doing just that?
I want to encourage you to read through Luke chapter 6, first, and then consider how you would answer those questions after reading His Word and thinking about the promises He has placed there for contemplation.