Living Water Daily Devotional 4-2-19
Monday 4th February 2019
Read: 2 Chronicles 20:21-26
MEMORISE: Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated (2 Chronicles 20:22).
The easiest way to access victory in the Kingdom of God is through praise. Praise is a powerful weapon of victory for us. But it is pity that few believers know this fact. When you are confronted with the battle of life, if you will truly praise the Lord from the depth of your heart, you will see the backside of the enemy and the battle will turn in your favour. The literal meaning of “Praise is to bless God. You ought to learn to praise (Bless) God in your situation, for your victory is in your praise. Satan hates you giving genuine praise to God because, God inhabits the praise of His people (Psalm 22:3).
It is the desire of God that all His children should move from one level of victory to the other. The moment we are committed to the realm of Praise, things begin to happen at His command. Praising God in the storm of life is called the sacrifice of praise, which is irresistible to God. King Jehoshaphat applied it and it brought victory to the people of Judas. As these people began to praise God, He rose on their behalf and completely destroyed all their enemies.
Not one soldier of the enemy had survived, and not one soldier of Judah had been killed. Instead of lifting weapons to fight, they hearkened to divine instruction and lifted their voices, and with great Faith in God, they began to praise His name. Each time we praise the name of the Lord, great and marvelous things are bound to happen.
When the people of God Praise Him, infirmities, yokes, bondage and all the works of the devil are destroyed. In the realm of praise, every limitation gives way. Praise is the most powerful instrument we can use to move God.
Praise has greater impact whenever we come together to offer it to God, because His throne is set whenever His people are praising Him. Paul and Silas praised God inside the prison and God brought about total victory for them (Acts 16:22-26). Your victory is sure, if you learn to praise God, no matter the situation you find yourself.
1. Lord, I praise the beauty of your holiness and your enduring mercy upon my life.
2. I pray, Oh Lord, to let your praise be in my mouth all the days of my life.
3. No matter the situations of life, God is still good and awesome and I will continue to praise you, my heavenly Father
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Exodus 23:32 – 26:4; Matthew 22:21 – 22:42