SCRIPTURE: This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. Isaiah 43:21
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Praise is the recognition and fulfilment of man’s purpose and assignment in life.
The Scripture makes it clear that the absence of joy is the abundance of dryness of life and destiny; when praise is out of place, dryness in life is in place.
This is confirmed in Joel 1:12 which says,
The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.
This means, praise is key to a flourishing life and destiny. To praise God is to experience freshness of life and destiny. When men stop praising God, they start drying up in life. Hence, the importance of praise and worship cannot be over-emphasized.
Now, if praise is very important to life and destiny, the question is: What then is praise?
Praise is the recognition and fulfilment of man’s purpose and assignment in life.
From our anchor Scripture, we can see that the purpose of our life is offering praise to God. We live to honour, praise and worship God. Therefore, to praise God is to recognize that your purpose and assignment in life is to praise and worship God. And you fulfil that purpose by worshipping God in truth and in spirit. This is real praise and worship.
Beloved, your creation was not your decision; you did not come into this world because you decided to do so. So, your assignment in life cannot be your decision but your discovery. Let me give you an example: it is the manufacturer of a car that determines and defines the functions of the car. The pressing iron also, for example was not manufactured to be used as microphone; it cannot be used as a public address system as the microphone.
So, make up your mind to praise God because you were created for God’s Pleasure, to offer Him praise, worship and adoration, both in this life and in the life to come. Praise is an eternal commitment of man to God.
Remember this: Praise is the recognition and fulfilment of man’s purpose and assignment in life.
1. Make up your mind to praise God in fulfilment of God’s Purpose for your life.
2. Let all that you do bring praise unto God.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You clothe me with the garment of Praise. Help me to fulfil the reason for my creation by praising You always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE:
QUOTE: To live a life of praise and worship is to access Divine preservation. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Jonah 1-3.
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PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The garment of praise and celebration be released upon you in Jesus Name.