I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds! I will rejoice in You and be in high spirits; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High!
Praise is one of the most powerful tools we have in our walk with Christ. The word tells us that for the spirit of heaviness, put on the garment of praise. If we want to confuse and defeat the enemy, we can use praise as our weapon. Praise can also turn away the wrath of God, and help bring about abundant blessings in our lives.
Praise can also be expressed in many ways. We can praise god audibly, through words and song, and even physically through dance and raising of hands.
We recognize the benefits of praising God and we even know how to praise him through our own personal expressions but we should ask ourselves is our praise to God really pure and purposed from our heart? Psalms 9:1 says “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart”, signifying that our heart should be the controlling force for our praise.
During the remainder of this week please remember that our praise should be pure and purpose driven from our heart, straight to the heart of God.
Declaration: I will have Purpose Driven Praise
Prayer: Father thank you for the ability to praise you. Thank you for the various ways you have given us to praise you. Your word tells us that you inhabit the praises of your people. Help us to always praise you with our whole heart. In Jesus name. Amen!
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus
Phillipians 3:14 KJV
Today’s devotion was written to simply encourage us to keep our mind fixed on spiritual things. Everyday we encounter so many natural/carnal things that distract us, making it easy at times, to loose sight of what’s really important.
The word of God tells us that our time spent here on earth is very short and refers to our lifespan as a vapor. While we are here, we should do all we can to be a light, an effective witness, and an excellent example of a spirit filled and spirit led christian. Our center focus should be making disciples and consistently sharing the gospel to those who are lost.
Remember our time here on earth is temporary. This is not our home. So,we must work the works of Him that SENT US while it is day. Let’s focus our minds and keep our eyes on the prize.
Declaration: I will fix my mind on spiritual things and I will not be distracted by the worlds system.
Prayer: Father we thank you for sending us to be ambassadors for your kingdom here on earth. We appreciate the fact that you chose us. Help us to always align our minds with your will and purpose for our lives. Help us to be excellent examples of Holy and Righteous men and women of God. We bind all carnal distractions that come to divert/abort the good plans you have for our lives. We thank you for your dunamis power to continue to walk the narrow path in these evil days. We Thank You Father! We Praise You Father! Amen!
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