Category Archives: Praise

A Heart For Praise

heartOnly a merry heart can praise God effectively.
Without a merry heart, your song remains a noise but with a merry heart even your noise is turned into a joyful noise of praise.
No matter how bad the situation may be, never loose your heart to your present condition because it is not your portion.
Just look up unto # Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross.
Never set your eyes on the temporal negatives, there is no situation God cannot change, when man’s energy fails him, then the battle becomes attractive to God but He is not a manipulator or a busy body.
God is at the sidelines just waiting for you to invite Him.
Praise is the mysterious tool for attracting God to take active part in our battles.
2 Chronicles 14:20-22

PRAYER

Father please anoint me with the oil of gladness and take away every spirit of heaviness from me so that I can praise at all times and as I praise you, take over all my battles in Jesus name.

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Praise For Divine Light

divine-lightPsalm 89:15
“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall work, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.”
Praises attracts the blessedness of God because those who praise him are entitled to His glorious light which engenders lots of benefits attached to it such as divine guidance, protection, supernatural provision and others.
A joyful heart always does better than a medicine.
Those living in joy are always in God and if you are in God, you are bound to excel.
There is a huge difference between joy and happiness. Happiness comes as a result of your enviroment but joy comes from the inside to impact positively on your enviroment. Joy also happens to be one of the fruits of the spirit.
PRAYER: LORD, please endue me with the spirit of joy so that I can praise you at all times no matter what the situation is in Jesus name.

How To Discover Your Purpose in Life [Catching a Vision Of Who You Are]

Until you locate the purpose of any product, that product will always fail and won’t work for you because a product cannot function efficiently outside what it’s being created for.
To discover what a product is for and how it works, you’ve got to

  • ask the manufacturer,
  • refer to the manual accompanying the product,
  • ask those who know about the product, or
  • you make research.
  • Understand that you’re a product made by the manufacturer, you can’t decide what to become, you discover it. Most persons wouldn’t want to bow to this fact and that’s why they are failing big time but hear me now, you have a maker who said, “…before I formed thee, I knew thee…”{Jeremiah 1:4}. He formed you alone hence, He knows you alone. You are unique and you remain the original copy of who you are regardless the nature of your birth. Your loved ones, teachers or mentors did not make you hence they have no right of telling you who you are. No matter how poor, bad, rejected, or disfigured you’re, your manufacturer has a plan for you, which is “…a thought of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end“{Jeremiah 29:11}. No matter how wicked a manufacturer might be, you don’t expect him to sit down to make something that he expects to fail, how much more your righteous heavenly father.
    You don’t have any rights telling your maker who you want to become or rejecting His purpose for a pot can never be greater than the potter hence He said “woe is he that striveth with his maker”{Isaiah 45:9} for, “…my counsel shall stand and I will do my pleasure”{Isaiah 46:10}

    So, how do you locate your purpose?

    BE BORN AGAIN: This is the first step to discovering your purpose as this gives you a divine connection to God. Please never try to infer that not having a divine connection to God means that He’s no longer your creator.

    PRAY: The scriptures said, “Ask me of things to come concerning my sons and concerning the works of my hands, command ye me”{Isaiah 45:11}

    PRAISE: God lives in praise and when you praise Him He comes down to you. Whenever He’s with you, expect to hear from Him.

    READ THE BOOK:The bible is a very special book from God that can help you discover you. Christ and John the Baptist discovered their purposes via the book. Go and look into that book because until you look into it, no one looks at you.

    READ OTHER ANOINTED BOOKS: Daniel used this and it worked for him-“…I Daniel understood by books…”{Daniel 9:2}. You too can.

    ENGAGING THE HOLY GHOST: “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh…your young men shall see visions”{Joel 2:28}. A young man is someone with 6 years like Samuel and 100 year’s because they both saw visions between this age range.

    I hoped you’ve been blessed by this post. Please comment, contribute and share. Thanks.

    How To Deal With Masturbation And Pornography

    FLEE FROM EVERY APPEARANCE OF EVIL: What you see determines what you think. Fleeing not just physically but every part of you. Do away with those website, books, pop songs, devilis confessions, movies, devices… also remember to distance yourself from those friends who are not living right because evil communiaction corrupts good manners.

    MAKE PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS: I don’t mean you go telling people about your condition but in times of altar calls in your church, seminars… come out boldly and declare right there to yourself in front of God’s altar that you are done with such additions. Make vows that will keep you in faith and be determined not to go back to your old ways. It takes a lot of courage to come out in public to confess your sins and to receive Christ but it brings the feel of seriousness and genuity hence spuring you to hold fast.

    FORGET IT AND SHUN FEAR: Is it really possible to forget? Yes. Just live your normal life with God and stop thinking you have a problem. This is faith. Interestingly most people can’t stop out of fear of themselves. You no longer trust yourself because you feel so guilty about it-but just move on for Jesus has already overcome for you.
    Say that to the devil and he will flee.

    PRODUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT: Personally I don’t think you enjoy this more than making money or some other things you like. Try to be more engaged in other things and with time you will lose interest. You love the internet so much but it happens to be your main reason for doing this? ok. Why don’t you start a blog & dedicate your time to being useful.

    SPIRITUAL EXERCISES: This is an oppression of the devil and Jesus was called to deliver the oppressed so, call on Him for deliverance. Make kingdom service, fasting, prayer and praising God a lifestyle.

    I hope this was helpful to you. Please share this with your friends and also remember to share or add your views. God bless you as you do so.

    Causes Of Poverty

    To every condition enjoyed or endured on earth, there is always a reason for it and so does poverty. To me, poverty is more than unemployment, and also beyond leaving below a dollar per day. Poverty in my own terms, is a disease of living below your supposed financial means. I shall be sharing with you some of causes of this deadly disease which are

    NOT SERVING GOD
    : Poverty brings sorrow and the scriptures said, “the sorrow Of them that hasten after other gods shall be multiplied”[Psalms 16:4] but the scriptures said, “if you obey Him and serve Him, you will spend your days in prosperity”[Job 36:11]

    THE FALL
    : After Adam and Eve sinned, the ground was cursed but Jesus came to redeem us from the curse of the law. So, accept Him as your personal saviour.

    NOT TITHING
    : When you don’t pay your tithe, you lay a curse Of poverty upon youself.

    SATAN AND HIS AGENTS
    : Remember the parable Of the seed when a man planted good seeds but at night, the enemies came and planted tares.(Matthew 13:24-30) but you can “take the shield Of faith in order to quench all the fiery darts Of the wicked”[Ephesians 6:16]

    STEALING
    : “He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him”[Proverbs 28:22]

    WRONG COMPANY
    : “…he that followeth after vain persons, shall have poverty enough”[Proverb 28:19]


    PARENTAL CURSES
    : When a parent places a curse on his child be sure it’s going to follow that person.

    LAZINESS
    : “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand…”[Proverbs 10:4]

    WASTEFULNESS
    : “A waster is brother to him that is lazy”[Proverbs 18:9]

    GREED
    : ‘There is that scattereth and yet increaseth: and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty…”[Proverbs 11:24]

    God prosper you.

    Making Your Praises Work For You

    Most times, when people praise God in church, they just do it as a normal routine activity or just entertainment but that is not praise. Until you set your heart to impress God and to do it as a way of showing appreciation, you are not doing praise. No matter how sweet your voice is or how fanciful your dance is, God never looks at you.

    To praise God
    you don’t necessarily have to dance to the tune of the song,
    do not look at the people around you,
    don’t consider your status whether governor, president etc because one day, you will become ex- whatever you think you are but the God you are praising can never become an ex-God.

    Praise is the only thing God cannot give to Himself hence, He honours it whenever you’re giving it to Him.

    It might interest you to know that God lives inside praise. When your praise Goes up, He comes down just as He did when Paul and Silas praised Him no wonder there was an earthquake.
    The children of Isreal praised Him, He showed up and the wall od Jericho fell.

    Prayers puts you incharge but praise puts God incharge.
    -“Thou art holy thou that inhabitest(live in)the praises of your people”{Psalms 22:2}.

    So now, how do you make your praise work For you?
    BE BORN AGAIN: If God live inside praise, do you expect Him to dwell in a sinful environment?

    BE MEEK: Meekness is dancing like king David [2 Samuel:20-22]-“Let them praise Him in the dance…He will beautify the meek[dancing SOLDIERlously] with salvation[general deliverance+grace]”{Psalms 149:3-4}

    BE THANKFUL: “Enter into His gate with thanksgiving and into His court with praise”{Psalms 100:4}. God doesn’t stay at the gate but before you get to the court where He stays, you need to cross the gate.

    BE JOYFUL: In the presence of God, there is fullness of joy.

    BE EXPECTANT: Praise is the plural of pray so expect something.

    What Is Faith

    THE OPPOSITE OF FEAR: Fear is just a false immagination of danger. If you do not agree with my definition, the bible’s definition might convince you, ”Now faith is the substance of things (not an abstract feeling) hoped for, the evidence of things (not immaginary) not seen”.[Hebrews 11:1]

    AN EYE OPENER: Faith is an eye opener that
    enables one see beyond the physical. Abraham saw himself as the father of many nations even when he was
    still childless. God once said to Abraham, “lift up now your eyes and look from the place where you are… all the land which thou seest to thee will I give it and to thy seed forever”.[Genesis13:15]

    The question here is ‘is it possible for the eyes i
    of a man to see through all the length and breadth of an ordinary city let alone a big country like Israel while standing on a point?’

    We walk by faith and not by siten.

    A SPIRITUAL CONVERTER: Faith is one great converter that is capable of converting prophecies, dreams, visions, promises, the testimonies of others etc into reality in your own life.

    A SPIRITUAL WEAPON: Our Lord Jesus Christ once said ”…if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place: and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”.[Matthew17:20]
    Examples of common mountains are

  • Mtn Kilomanjaro
  • Mtn Everest
  • Mtn Atlantic ocean
  • Mtn Eathquake
  • Mtn Mr President
  • Mtn Witchcraft
  • Mtn Unemployment
  • Mtn Poverty
  • Mtn Boko Harem
  • Mtn Hiv
  • etc

    Is there any mountain around you? drop their names into the comment box. They are all going to be levelled before you know it in Jesus name. Amen.

    How To Live A Life Of Signs And Wonders

    KNOW WHO YOU ARE: This has been a major issue among christians since the world began. When Elisha’s servant saw that they were being surrounded by the Syrian army, he became frightened because he didn’t know who he was but Elisha who knew who he was said,”Fear not: for they that be with us are greater than they that be with them…[2Kings 6:16-18]

    BELIEVE IN THE MINISTERATION OF ANGELS: The Holy Spirit has already been given to us to be our comforter i.e to proctect us and to make us comfortable and as such, you need not be afraid of anything.

    BELIEVE IN THE MINISTRATION OF ANGELS: All angels including angel Michael are subjects unto us. Angel Michael ability to defeat the devil shows that we are greater than all evil powers. All angels can be sent on errands to work for us as recorded,”My God has sent his angel and he hath shut the mouth of the lions”[Daniel 6:22]

    BE PRAYERFUL:If there is a man to pray, there is always a God to answer.

    PRAISE:Praise has a minimum of the doubled effect of prayer. Praise brought down Jericho’s wall, opened the prison gate for Paul and silas…

    SOUL WINNING: “…I have chosen you and ordained you that ye should bring forth fruit(win souls), that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name He will give it you”[John 15:16]

    TALK GOOD:Always dream big, talk big(not pride or lies),

    TESTIMONY: David testified of how he kill a bear and a lion and he ended up killing a giiant ,”for they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the words of their testimony”[Revelation12:11]

    Benefits Of Signs And Wonders

    SUBDUING THE DEVIL: Without signs and wonders, the devil can never be subdued. All problems
    , diseases and oppression are of the devil and to deal with these, signs and wonders must be performed.

    MAKES YOU DIFFERENT: Signs and wonders is capable of making you different just as it made Daniel different from all other politician in his days.
    WITNESSING EFFECTIVELY: By witnessing effectively, I mean being able to prove to others that JESUS is the one and only true God. The apostles of old witnessed Christ effectively because signs and wonders followed them.

    PROOF OF BELIEF:The scriptures says, “And this sign shall follow them that believe…”(Mark 16:17). This means that for you to truly prove that you believe in God, you need to either perform or enjoy signd
    s and wonders.

    PROSEPERITY & PROMOTION: This is what most people in church are lookin for as everyone wants to prosper and do well. This is one of the things signs and wonders brings to the table.

    In Joseph’s life, signs and wonders was all around- right from his father’s house, he had the gift of interpreting dreams.
    In Portiphar’s house, he subdued the devil in Portiphar’s wife.
    In Portiphar’s house and also in the prison, he was different from others hence he was made to lead.
    When he interpreted Pharoah’s dream, he was being promoted from being a leader in the prison to ruling a nation.

    Know of any other benefit of signs and wonders? Please do well to share them with us via thw comment box. God bless you.

    What Are Signs And Wonders

    Signs and wonders are not ordinary occurrences, the are supernatural. When they happen, science, nature, philosophy is proved wrong.

    Signs and wonders brings about surprises and joy.

    ‘When God turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dreamed. Then was our mouth filled laughter…'(Psalm 126:1-2)

    Without being born again, you cannot be an agent of signs and wonders. 1

    ‘And when He had called Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power…'(Matthew 10:1)

    Signs and wonders do not occur on their own, they have to be provoked.

    God is the true source of signs and wonders.

    It takes faith to be able to provoke signs and wonders. Without faith it is impossible to please God. If you don’t pleaseGod, do not expect anything special from Him.

    Signs and wonders are to be worked out. You don’t just think it or talk it, you have to try you faith on it just s Peter tried his faith on walking on the sea and he succeeded

    Signs and wonders are pointers to the presence of God. ‘And a great multitude followed Hi when they saw the miracles He did…'(John 6:2)

    Signs and Wonders are entitlements of every believe.

    ‘And this signs shall follow them that believe;In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak in new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.'(Mark 16:17-18)

    How To Praise God Effectively

    I know we all know what praise is and I Also want to believe that you know the various ways it can be done as I have recently come up with a post concerning that. In this post, I am going to be sharing with you some of the ways in which you can spice up your praises so as to make it effective and acceptable before God.

    PRAISE GOD JOYFULLY: Praise is all about thanking and appreciating His deeds un your life and this makes it absolutely important for you to do it joyfully. You don’t aa
    always have to praise God because you want to get the better of Him and even if you do, do not allow your problems get a better of you.
    PRAISE HIM LIKE HE IS PHYSICALLY PRESENT: The way you appreciate someone who is physically present is always going to be different from how would do it when that person isn’t there with you. When David danced, he did it as if God was there to watch him and by so doing, he never regarded the presence of any other person.

    PRAISE WITH THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE: When the purpose of anything isn’t known, abuse comes into play. You might end up the worst praiser even when you’re the best singer or dancer. This only happens when your heart is not aligned properly on your purpose for doing what you’re doing. Some persons either sing or dance in order to gain attention or for personal improvement- that isn’t praise and would never be. The ability to praise with the right frame of mind and purpose is what turns the worst singer with the corkiest of voices the best praiser.

    PRAISE IN PURITY: Whenever you praise God, He comes down to take all the glory you’re ascribing unto Him because He doesn’t share His glory with any man or any angel. For this, you ought to be pure and righteous so that God can easily get closer to you.

    WHEN SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD?

    God is a good God that doeth only good things and that’s why we need to praise Him. Whatsoever thing you reckon to be good in your life, praise Him for it because He is the doer.
    Whenever you sleep and wake up praise Him for some slept but didn’t wake up.
    Whenever you go out and return, whether in peace or in pieces, remember to praise Him because some have died on their way to or from that place you went to.
    Whenever you pray for anything and get it, remember to praise Him immediately because many have prayed for that same thing but they never got it.
    Whenever you recover from any ailment, always praise Him because so many have died through that same ailment.
    Whenever you find something to eat, whether in plenty or not, because there are some people out there, who have nothing to eat.
    Whenever you wake up with nothing to eat, praise Him for the clothes you’re wearing.
    Whenever you wake up with no clothes and food, praise Him for shelter.
    Whenever you wake up with without food, shelter, and clothes, praise him for the gift of life. The scriptures said,’Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord…'[Psalms 105:6]. As long as you are alive, you have every reason to praise God- no matter what your condition might be. The scriptures also said,’Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruits be in the vines, the labour of the olives shall fail, and the field shall yield no meat:the flocks shall be cut oef from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation‘[Habakkuk3:17-18].

    So, we have to praise God at all times because there is always a reason to praise Him and even if there is none {which is impossible}, praise Him still.

    5 WAYS OF PRAISING GOD

    praiseThere so many ways of praising God and you can find them written in the scriptures. Just as you already know, praising God is thanking, glorifying and honouring His name. Some of the ways to praise Him are:
    BY SINGING & DANCING: ‘Sing unto the Lord a new song, play skilfully with a with a loud noise'[Psalms 33:3]. Dancing, singing, and playing instruments is one of the ways of praising Him. You don’t need to be the best dances or singer to be able to praise Him through this medium. All you need is a sincere and a glad heart to praise Him.

    SHARING TESTIMONIES: Another way for praising God is through sharing testimonies. Whenever you share your testimonies, you honour His name because you’re telling others that He alone did it for you and it’s not by your own making. ‘with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations'[Psalms 89:1]. Always note that any testimony shared, gives birth to another testimony in your life and other people’s life because testimonies always boosts the faith of others and appreciation is an application for more.

    RECOUNTING HIS GOOD DEEDS: ‘Let us offer sacrifices of praise to God continually that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to God'[Hebrews 19:15] This method of praising God is a form of one on one praise because it’s just you talking to God, and recounting His good deeds to Him. The bible says ‘say unto how terrible art thou works'[Psalms 66:3].

    BY GIVING: When you give unto God, you are thanking Him for one thing or the other and as such, you are praising Him. ‘Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name, bring an offering into His court'[Psalms 96:8]. You give to God by giving to the church and the needy.

    YOUR LIFESTYLE: ‘Being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God'[Phillipians 1:11]. This talks about your character and your reputation. Always honour the Lord with your body and your attitude. To praise Him with you lifestyle, you have to be filled with the fruits of the spirit which are, ‘…love. Joy, peace,longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance'[Galatians 5:24].

    In conclusion, there are so many ways of praising God. Whatever way you choose to praise Him with, do it freely and joyfully.

    PRAY OR PRAISE- WHICH DOES MORE?

    Most people don’t really know which of these two tools gets more speedy and efficient result when used for making supplications. This post would give an answer to this.
    Prayer is talking and hearing from God. Whenever you pray for something, God sends your angel to you to help you in whatever way you desire. When Peter was in prison, the bible recorded that ‘…prayers was made of the church without ceasing'[Acts 12:5] and as a result of these prayers, ‘…the angel of the lord came upon him'[Acts 12:7]. Daniel also prayed and an angel was sent unto him- ‘Yea while I was yet speaking in prayers, even the man Gabriel…touched me…'[Daniel 9:21].
    On the other hand, praising God is thanking, honouring, and glorifying His name. When you praise God, He gets up, moves closer to you and does all the needed job because He inhabits the praises of His people. He would never allow any angel come close to you because He will never share His glory with any man. Whenever you praise God, He takes over your battles and then, turns you into a mere spectator. Jehoshaphat and the children of Isreal praised Him and He took over their battle- ‘And when they began to sing praises, the Lord set ambushment against the children of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, and they were all smitten'[2 Chronicles 20:15]. When Joshua came face to face with the wall of Jericho, he praised God and the walls couldn’t withstand God’s presence- ‘…when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat…'[Joshua 6:20]. Also, when Paul and Silas were in the prison, they prayed but their prayers had no effect before they decided to step up their supplications to the next level- ‘Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God…And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken and immediately, all the doors were opened and everyone’s band were loosed[Acts 16:25-26]. God had to be present at the prison to inhabit the praises of Paul and Silas hence, the earthquake had to occur.
    Furthermore, in grammar, if pray is singular and you want to make it plural, you have to add an ‘s’ to it. It then becomes prays[praise]. What this means is that the effect of praise is always minimum the double of the effect of pray. Therefore, if pray can give you a house, praise can you a minimum of two houses.
    Now I want you to answer this question- PRAY OR PRAISE- WHICH DOES MORE?

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