What praises can do by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2023
WHAT PRAISES CAN DO
KEY VERSE: “I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell” (Psalm 86:12,13).
TEXT: PSALMS 86:11-17
Years ago when I was struggling with restless sleep, I started a new habit”, says a Christian mother. “Throughout each day, I tried to notice every blessing, large or small, that came my way. Each night in bed, I named them one by one and thanked God for them all. Not only did this practice change my attitude from negative to positive, but I often fell into a peaceful sleep before finishing my list. God used a time of struggle in my life to help me to develop an attitude of thanksgiving”.
The psalmist showed forth his gratitude to God, praised Him with all his heart and glorified His name. Though he faced many challenges from those seeking to destroy him, he was sure of God’s compassion, mercy and truth. He pleaded for strength and deliverance that those who hated him might see God’s goodness and comfort toward him.
Praising God in all circumstances, good or bad, not only strengthens the believer but also opens into his life the door of miracles and deliverance. Many Christians are either too ignorant or bugged down with present predicament to praise God the way we ought to do. They enter into His presence only when they have burdens, needs, complaints and requests. They are always asking for more and never stopping to give thanks or show appreciation for the good things they enjoy from Him.
God has, this year, wrought for you and members of your family, such things as deliverance from sickness and affliction, accident, ritual murder or terrorist attack, which would have resulted in you becoming either homeless, lame, paralysed, blind or dead. Stop complaining and learn to give thanks to God for the past blessings and you will be delivered from your present and future predicament.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Praising God in all circumstances delivers you from present and future troubles.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ZECHARIAH 10 – 14