The Leverage Daily Devotional 7-1-19
Monday 7th January 2019
Psalms 67:5-7 “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.”
Psalms 92:1-3 “v.1 A Psalm [or] Song for the sabbath day.> [It is a] good [thing] to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
v.2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
v.3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.”
Today’s opening Scripture shows us that one of the things that happens when we praise God is ‘fearful’ increase – mysterious increase that puts the fear of God into the hearts of everyone. When you praise God from the depth of your heart, He manifests Himself in, through and around you in fruitfulness, in prosperity, in increase.
Our opening verse says, “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.” This clearly shows two things: Cause and Eﬀect. What is the cause? It says let the people praise God; let all the people praise Him. Praise is the cause. What is the eﬀect? It says 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.
The eﬀect is a ‘fearful’ dimension of God’s blessing on us. We now can see the cause of walking in a ‘fearful’ dimension of God’s blessings. A life of praise brings about the outﬂowing of God’s blessings on our lives such that people will look at us and revere the Name of the Lord on us. This is a biblical secret of walking in ‘strange’ degrees of God’s blessings. Therefore, murmuring must never be tolerated or accommodated around us. We have found the secret of swimming in the blessings of God. Here it is: Praise; continual, non-stop praise.
Every praise-loving person and worshipper of God always experiences fruitfulness, increase and multiplication. This is not just praising God occasionally; it is praising God as a lifestyle. Praising God and giving Him thanks continually is the key to a life of irrevocable, ever-consistent, everincreasing blessings. Praise God every time; refuse to murmur or to complain. Instead, lift up your hands and give Him praise.
Thank Him for health, for salvation, for eternal life, for justiﬁcation by faith in Christ Jesus, for the gift of the Holy Ghost, for your family and friends; give Him thanks for His goodness in your life. When you thank God this way, the freshness of God’s oil, God’s presence, and grace comes upon your life, and you go from strength to strength, and from glory to glory. This is how your horn is exalted like the horn of a unicorn; therefore go ahead and build praise into your daily routine, and God will manifest Himself unto you. Make praise your delight, and there will be a glow around your life of God’s goodness and favour beyond what words can tell.
My Solid Front (Confession): I will give thanks to the Lord at all times; His praise will continually be in my mouth. I declare that my gaze is continually set on the goodness of God to me; therefore I abide in the zone of praise and thanksgiving. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: EPHESIANS 5:20; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18
Source: The Leverage Daily Devotional