In the body of Christ today, much emphasis is laid on how to pray your way through, how to pray 24-hours non-stop and so on. While prayer is a powerful weapon for staying strong as a believer, do you know that your prayer life is less effective without a life of Praise? your faith isn’t complete without a life of Praise
Colossians 2:7 “Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Praise changes our lives positively and powerfully. So, when we refuse to give Praise, we offer the devil more room to cause depression and doubts in our lives.
Most people agree that Praise is good, but we seldom engage it. This is mainly because we think Praise is the reaction to good things that happens to us. As a result, we feel no responsibility to praise God when things are not going as planned or when the answer to our prayers seems delayed.
Jesus told his disciples not to let their hearts be troubled in John 14:1. This is a command – a command that works to our advantage. The disciples were about to see their master unjustly crucified and they were troubled and full of sorrow. In John 16:33, Jesus told his disciples to be of good cheers because he has overcome the world.
The truth is, we live in a world filled with so many troubles. But the question is, how can we stay positive in a negative world. The simple answer is – Praise.
Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
We should continually rejoice in the Lord because it’s a command and not a suggestion. When Apostle Paul was thrown in prison, he still had all the reasons to praise God (Acts 16:22-26). He learnt to give Praise when it is convenient or not. No wonder he lived a victorious Christian life. He loved God and worshipped Him out of a pure heart.
When you are not feeling joyful, Praise is the key to unlock your Joy. When your blessings aren’t forthcoming, Praise is the key to attract them.
Philippians 4:6 says
Be careful for NOTHING, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.
This means we should not allow the troubles of this world to stop us from rejoicing in the Lord and living a life of constant Praise. We can always lay down our burdens before Him in prayer coupled with Praise. By so doing, we will thwart the devil’s plan and will glorify only God.
So, start building your praise life so that your faith can abound.