Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Power of Praise
There are times when we feel so defeated, so beat up by life, attacks and even disappointments. That we believe we just don't have the spiritual strength to give God sincere praise. And beloved, that is just what Satan is counting on; his plan is to wear us down to the point where we have no desire to praise God because of our frustrations.
You see Satan realizes that there is great power in our praise and if he can keep us down and frustrated, to the point where we are unable to give praise to our God; he has won a major feat. Your praise is something that you simply cannot give up no matter what! Not only does it help you to combat the enemy, it also empowers you and gives you great strength. Singing a song from your heart will give a tremendous boost to your spirit.
Have you ever been there? Problems so overwhelming, you begin to feel low and burdened. Then all of a sudden a song comes from no where, you begin to sing unto God and before you know, you have been uplifted and encouraged within. That is the power of a song and the power of your praise.
In 2 Chronicles 20 a great army rose against King Jehosphat and his people. Jehosophat was afraid but he went to the Lord and prayed. He declared a fast throughout the land. All the people came out and stood before the Lord, praying for His deliverance. As they were praying, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel and he began to speak: "Listen, this is what the Lord says, do not be afraid, don't be discouraged. For the battle is not yours, but the Lord's; you will have no need to fight, set yourselves and watch, God will deliver you." The Lord told them exactly where the enemy was camping, God told them where to go and what to do.
Then King Jehosophat appointed sings to lead the army, he told them to praise the beauty of the Lord and say: Praise the Lord, for His mercy endureth for ever. As they marched out and they began their shouts and praises, the Lord set ambush against the enemy and they began to fight themselves. The enemy helped Judah destroy them. They had the victory!
But, it all began with a shout, it began with their praise. Remember how God used a shout, not the weapons of man to destory the walls of Jericho. In the midst of your trials and tribulations, no matter how difficult they are, find the strength to lift up a praise to our mighty God. Because there is power in your praise; give God your best Hallelujah! You and I are destined for greatness! We must always hold on to our hope, our heart and our hallellujah!
Then God will reveal that He was in control all along! Remember, the power of our praise!