“I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name,
O Most High.” Psalm 9:2
Brothers and Sisters I want to share with you the effective way to uncover the mindset of defeat. It’s called praise. I believe if we use it as a constant tool of appreciation to God in all things. It doesn’t matter what it looks like in the natural. It doesn’t matter what obstacles you may be facing. It doesn’t matter who or what may be trying to come against you. It doesn’t matter if relationships are failing. It doesn’t matter if You have been hurt. You must continue to praise God faithfully.
On the flip side, it doesn’t matter how incredible things are in my life. It doesn’t matter if I received that promotion or thing I wanted. It doesn’t matter if my family is prospering. It doesn’t matter how many breakthroughs
I am experiencing … I will still continue to praise God faithfully. (I had to add that part in because often we save God for when we are going through dark times and not when the sun is shining in our lives). Praise is one of our most powerful tools that we sometimes forget we have. I know sometimes you just don’t feel like praising but it’s in those times that you probably really need to praise Him. Your praise will help you push through whatever has you bound.
“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1-2
You know how it’s hard to stay angry if you are purposely smiling. Or how it’s hard to stay in a negative posture, if you purposely look for the positive in all situations. Praise works the same way. It allows you to break through and rise above the situations, conflicts, stress, etc. So don’t wait another moment … activate your power … the power to PRAISE!
Minister- Sam Morris