RHAPSODY OF REALITIES THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER.
A LIFE OF PRAISE BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised (Psalm 113:3).
When you come to know who you really are in Christ, your life will be full of praise. Your times of prayer will be times of praise and excitement in the presence of God. Think for a moment: what could you possibly be in need of that the Lord hasn’t already granted you? Absolutely nothing!
The Bible says, “For God has proved his love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered him up as the sacrifice for us all, he certainly won’t withhold from us anything else he has to give” (Romans 8:32 TPT). He isn’t withholding anything from you. That’s why Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:21, “…all things are yours.”
Then 2 Peter 1:3 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness….” Since this is true, what more, therefore, than to praise Him all your life! Even your prayer and intercession should be with a heart full of gratitude and praise because you know you’re siding with Him to cause His will to be established.
Learn to praise God. In the midst of challenges, praise Him. Be a wild praiser. Remember Paul and Silas? They were falsely accused, stripped, beaten and thrown into a maximum-security dungeon (Acts 16:19-24). But the Bible tells us that at midnight, they went wild with praise: “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed” (Acts 16:25-26).
Even now, forget about whatever may seem to trouble you and praise God lavishly. Tell Him how great and loving He is; sing songs of praise and adoration to Him. Celebrate the Lord right there where you are, for He’s gracious and kind, righteous, holy, faithful and ever true. Let your heart be full of praise to Him, not just today, but always. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for all you’ve done in my life; I thank you for your love, mercy and grace towards me and my loved ones. Thank you for all the victories you’ve granted me. You’re my provider, the supplier of all good things, and you’re greater than all. Even now, your glory is revealed in me, and around me. I’m eternally grateful for your presence in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Chronicles 5:13; Hebrews 13:15; Psalm 150:1-6
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Peter 4 & Ezekiel 33-34
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 14:22-31 & 1 Chronicles 25