Thursday, June 30, 2011

8. What Praise Will Do!

Adverse tidings and circumstances can cause the devil to instantly strike fear into your heart. Praising God will just as instantly start driving that fear out! Praising God brings you into His presence. Here is the key, your problems cannot and will not follow you there!
Praise is expressing your love and worship toward God. God is continually showered His love on us so much so that He gave His life so that we could go free. In return we need to express our love and appreciation towards Him and make that our priority! Anyone who loves needs to have love returned. God had a strong love and affection for us and wants our love returned. 
God inhabits the praises of His people. Start praising Him for His for His love, might and power and the troubles of this world instantly start losing their grip on your life.
Psalm 59:9
“O my Strength, I will watch and give heed to You and sing praises; for God is my Defense (my Protector and High Tower).”
Never allow any problem to grow bigger by turning it over and over in your mind until it forces you into fear, hopelessness and depression. Praise to God and gratitude for all the good in your life puts your attention on the solution rather than the problem 
Focus your attention on God and His promises and not the problem! 
God is the source of all that is good in your life. By operating in praise we build our faith and thus shorten the manifestation time for the promises of God to come to pass.
“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:1
As we consider or look to Jesus in praise and adoration, and to God’s word, faith starts flowing! 
That means that you need to take your mind off negative circumstances and look to Jesus who is the Word, before faith will come. Praising 
God through gratitude for the good He has already done and will do again will build the faith necessary to see the fulfillment of a need come to pass. 

Psalm 34:1 reads, "I will bless the Lord at all times, and His praise will continually be in my mouth."
Make praise a habit. Praising God in every circumstance will take your attention off the fear, depression, sickness or lack and place it on the solution which is the presence of God. Jesus said that in this world we will have problems but He has overcome the world. That means that He has already overcome the problem. Start praising Him beforehand that He has already taken care of every situation!  Pray saying, "Thank you Father that in this world I will have problems, but You have overcome every one of them!" 
John 16:33 Amplified Bible. “In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”
Constant praise of God expecting Him to act mightily on your behalf will see your deliverance every time. He has delivered millions who have been in a worse situation than you are in and can certainly deal with your problem. When you do that, your faith will work. If you dwell on the problem, your unbelief will work and the problems of the world will overcome you.
Doubt and unbelief come by considering things other than the Word of God and His promises. Keeping the promises in mind and staying in constant praise for their fulfillment will see them come to pass. Keeping your mind stayed on Jesus will keep you in perfect peace. Keeping your mind on the problem will cause the problem to keep dominating you.
"Thank you Lord that You have met my health or financial or whatever need and that it is coming to pass now." And then start praising God for answered prayer before you see the result!
It is hard when bills are piling up or when pain is racking your body to say that you refuse to think on the problem. Praise is one of the most important things you can do to take your mind off the problem and shift it to the answer. Learn to control your mind as it wanders back to the issue by refocusing on praising God. It takes exercise and discipline. Peace is not a product of circumstances but rather on what is occupying your mind in the midst of problems. 
With the promises of God in mind you can decide that no matter what the devil throws at you, you are going to prosper in the midst of it. Or, you are going to be healed in the midst of the physical attach on you. 
Nehemiah 8:10
“And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.”

There always a lot of positives in your situation if you would just look for the rather than focusing on the issue attack on you. Praise God for His great works. Strength is a weapon used against the devil. It makes Satan flee from you faster than anything else you can do. Satan loses his power when Gods people begin to praise!

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