I will lift up my voice, I will joyfully sing not for He has done but Who is. You are song that sing melody in my heart. The reason I live is to praise you Lord! He reigns 3x forever more.
Blessed Redeemer, We bless You Lord truly for Who You Are and not for You have done because You can do anything. In Your Hand is power and Might. You created the World with a spoken Word, so what cannot be at your command Lord? Nothing! (Acts 17:24-31)
Beloved, hope your dancing shoes are still on? Whatever be it, you and I must rejoice in the midst of it all and we praise God other than bemoan our situation and God will show up.
The God who showed up for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego will show up for us. The same God Who showed up for Paul and Silas with a heavy chains of death sentence hanging over them.
They decide to give God their best at the death stead. And as they give their best of “tenor” “treble” or maybe their “bass” God showed up. Yes! He showed up and break the chains of iron bars and put asunder the prison gate.
God did not stop there. The jailer and his family gave their life to Christ and got baptized. They fear the God of Paul and Silas and surrendered to Him. Finally, the authority set them free at last. Someone with death sentence set free at last. Isn’t that amazing? Are you not excited?
Beloved they even made a demand, which was obeyed by their persecutors. The apologized to them and escorted them out and urged them to leave the town. (Act 16:20-39). So will the Lord disgrace your enemies as well in Jesus Name.
Dearly beloved there is much in praise than in mere sound and intensity you are hearing as the music go on. Beloveth a song sang from the depth of heart goes up to God and draw Him down to deliver, bless and make whole. It also bring down His glory in the midst of His people and that glory no one can share with Him.
What is it dear beloved that is troubling your soul, making you sleepless in the night? Offer praise instead and see what the Lord can do. Someone is not convinced that praise can handle his/her own case.
Can you tell me the relationship between God telling Abraham to leave his Father’s land and becoming the father of all nations? What is the relationship between filling the pot with water and drawing out from the same pot the best wine ever tasted since the beginning of creation? Is there a relationship between two fishes and five loaves of bread as a response to when more than five thousand men are hungry? Beloved, can you tell me the relationship between a bottle of oil in the house with settlement of debt incurred by a late servant of God?
All these testimonies were possible on the platform of obedience. Life is full of questions and God’s Word is full with the solutions to those questions. Be humble enough to read and believe God’s Word. Be humble enough also to believe in the prophets of God and your life will be such a smooth ride even in the toughest storms. Can I hear someone shouting alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!.
Beloved, delight yourself in the Lord and see God making you a wonder to your world. Amen!
Come, say with me “I will rejoice!
Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in the Lord; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!—Habakkuk 3:17–18
At times it seems that everything around you is collapsing. Endeavors you invested in may fail. People to whom you minister may disappoint you. The business or career you worked hard to build may crumble. These times, as difficult as they are, are opportunities to stop and examine what is truly important to you.
Habakkuk witnessed the collapse of most of what mattered to him. Yet through the loss, failure, and disappointment, he was able to distinguish between what was precious to him and what was transitory and empty. He came to the point where he could sincerely say that even if everything around him failed, he still would rejoice in God.
If the fig tree bore no fruit; if the vine produced no grapes; if the flocks and herds stopped reproducing; he would still praise God. His praise might not come easily, as he watched everything fall short of his expectations, but he would praise God nonetheless. Habakkuk could not make fig trees produce figs. He could not control the productivity of the flocks and herds, but he could control his own response to God. He chose to praise the Lord.
Do things seem to be falling apart around you? You can still praise God. Your praise for Him does not depend on the success of your endeavors but on God’s nature and His love and faithfulness to you. Ask God to help you look past worldly concerns to understand the reasons you have to praise Him.
Is there anyone who is not praising yet? Now let’s go, somebody worship somebody praise, e e e my Lord is good! O why are you not praising? Are you afraid, angry, perplexed or what? Come, receive strength, come and encouraged:
“His place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.” Isaiah 33:16
Do you doubt, O Christian, do you doubt as to whether God will fulfil His promise? Shall the munitions of rock be carried by storm? O Shall the storehouses of heaven fail? Do you think that your heavenly Father, though He knoweth that you have need of food and raiment, will yet forget you? When not a sparrow falls to the ground without your Father, and the very hairs of your head are all numbered, will you mistrust and doubt Him?
Perhaps your affliction will continue upon you till you dare to trust your God, and then it shall end. Full many there be who have been tried and sore vexed till at last they have been driven in sheer desperation to exercise faith in God, and the moment of their faith has been the instant of their deliverance; they have seen whether God would keep His promise or not.
Oh, I pray you, doubt Him no longer! Please not Satan, and vex not yourself by indulging any more those hard thoughts of God. Think it not a light matter to doubt Jehovah. Remember, it is a sin; and not a little sin either, but in the highest degree criminal. The angels never doubted Him, nor the devils either: we alone, out of all the beings that God has fashioned, dishonour Him by unbelief, and tarnish His honour by mistrust.
Shame upon us for this! Our God does not deserve to be so basely suspected; in our past life we have proved Him to be true and faithful to His word, and with so many instances of His love and of His kindness as we have received, and are daily receiving, at His hands, it is base and inexcusable that we suffer a doubt to sojourn within our heart.
May we henceforth wage constant war against doubts of our God—enemies to our peace and to His honour; and with an unstaggering faith believe that what He has promised He will also perform. “Lord, I believe, help Thou mine unbelief.”
Did you say “God help my unbelief? Praise God! He will yet help you and you will yet praise Him the more. May be we shall be ending this message with the by counting our past blessings; it will help us to look at the present problems and know that there is future for us in our forward looking. Praise the Lord!
Finally beloved lay claim to both study text today and see yourself riding on high after today! Don’t forget to praise Him to get delivery. Alleluia.
Praise Him Praise Him king of glory Praise Him, Praise Jehovah alleluia praise Him.
Remain blessed in the Lord.