By Ngozi Nwoke
Do you know that life without praise unto God is a disaster? Praise unto the Lord is the solution for the challenges of life at this time. As such, making praise a life style is absolutely a wise decision. This article emphasizes the need to be praising the Father as a lifestyle.
But You are holy, O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered] – Psalm 22:3 (AMP).
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. God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him – Psalms 67:5-7 (NKJV).
The enemy has so screwed this earth that many people are living in fear, anger, hunger, sickness and disease, poverty, depression and frustration. It now looks as if it is the normal thing. However, it was not so originally. It is the absence of adequate praise unto the Lord that resulted in what we are seeing and experiencing this day.
Praise changes the atmosphere of a place. It determines what force or power that takes charge of an environment or situation. Praise unto God brings Him to the scene while praise to the devil attracts the enemy. Are you wondering how people praise the devil? Any time you are declaring the works of the enemy you are praising him. You are expected to declare the works of God at all times.
What happens when you praise God?
1. God dwells with you
God dwells wherever praise is offered. This leads to abundant joy because you find joy in the presence of God. Where there is joy, there is fruitfulness and no dryness. Dryness connotes among other things famine and poverty. Also, if God is for you, who can be against you. When God is with you, the enemy can’t afflict you.
2. God handles your battles
When you praise the Lord, you transfer your battles to the Him. He takes over your battles and completely destroys your enemies. The devil is no match to the Almighty. The enemy, who couldn’t defeat the Angels of God, can’t defeat Him (Revelation 12:7-9).
3. You are set free from captivity
Praise unto the Lord will set you free from any bondage you may be in as He did for Paul and Silas. No chain can hold you down at the instance of a heartfelt praise to Jesus. Everything answers to Him including captivity.
4. Barriers to your glorious destiny and blessings are destroyed
For seven days, the priests blew the trumpets before the ark of the Lord and with a shout from the people on the seventh day; the walls of Jericho fell down flat. The barrier between Israel and their conquest of Jericho, which was the wall, came down as they blew the trumpet (an instrument of praise). So also, when you praise God, every barrier to your glorious destiny and blessings are destroyed, and you go up and possess your possession.
5. Praise gives increase
The earth yields her increase when you praise the Almighty, the creator of the universe. There is so much the earth can yield to you if only you will obey God’s word and praise Him. Praising Him provokes God’s blessings on the earth which in turn yields her increase. It opens the door of prosperity and releases the Lord’s blessings unto you.
In conclusion, praising the Father turns things and situations around in your favour. Therefore, make praising Jesus a life style today and your life will be full of God, provoking joy, peace and blessings in and around you.