The Power of Praise
The subject of praise has many facets and layers, but have you ever considered the power of praise to bring increase and blessing to your life?
“Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.” —Psalm 67:5-6
Praise creates an atmosphere of thanksgiving and expectancy, gratitude and grace.
Praise is the environment for increase and blessing!
“A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” —Proverbs 18:20
When our hearts are filled with thanksgiving and praise and we magnify the Lord, there are spiritual forces at work on our behalf. In the same way, the complaining heart and critical spirit will miss out on this blessing.
“And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and GAVE THANKS, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.” —Mark 8:6
Jesus gave thanks for what He had. He praised God for what appeared to be a serious lack. But His attitude of thankfulness brought increase. When we give thanks and praise God for every blessing, the power of multiplication is loosed over our lives.
Rather than focus on the circumstances, choose to praise God today. Give Him thanks in everything, and praise Him for the good He is doing in your life.
Let His increase and blessing flow toward you today!
“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” —1 Thessalonians 5:18