I exult before You because You are eternal and never changing in Your truth, in Your attributes, and in Your attitude toward me and all Your loved ones. I’m so glad that Your persistent tenderness binds my heart to You forever…that You who began good work in me will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. You are utterly faithful and will finish what You have set out to do. You will not abandon the work You have begun.
Thank You for giving us priceless promises, great beyond measure – promises that apply to Your work in me, in my loved ones, in my situation, in my service, and in the whole world…and not one single word of Your good promises has ever failed. I glorify You because no human problem, however hopeless or impossible, is too hard for You. You are able to give life to the dead and call into being that which does not exist. So I need not stagger at Your promises or waver in unbelief. What You have promised You are able to perform!
To You who are able to keep us from falling and to present us before Your glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!
“Blessed be the Lord…according to all that He promised; not one word has failed for all His good promise.” (1 Kings 8:56)
Read the following:
- Psalm 102:25-27; Hebrews 13:8; Jeremiah 31:3; Philippians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:24
- 2 Peter 1:4; Jeremiah 32:17, 27; Romans 4:17-21
- Jude 24-25
Remember that through praise you can strengthen your faith. Praise is a basic way in which you can express your faith and strengthen it. Faith is trust, it is the basic response that God is looking for from us. It is faith that moves God to reveal Himself to us and to do His mighty work in us as well as for us. Faith brings victory that can change our circumstances.
When we praise God we focus on God and we fix our eyes on Him with a basic trust in Him.
Praise can also release the transforming power of Christ in each of us and in our situations as well as in those people ear us or across the world from us.
Remember that true praise is unconditional. It is not some kind of attempt to manipulate God into producing the results that we want or hope for. Instead, it helps us to accept our situations as they are and whether or not He wants to change them.
Praise can activate the power of God. When we pray and praise God, we can free God to reveal His power to us. Any type of sincere and believing prayer will direct God’s power into our lives and situations, but this is even more true when we combine both prayer and praise together.
Through praise we can focus our attention on God and only God. We can acknowledge Him as our source for overcoming situations going on in our lives. We can then begin to look at our problems in a totally different light.
Praise can also help us to demonstrate the reality of God to a secular and materialistic society such as we live in today. It also helps us to overcome Satan and all his crafty strategies he tries on us. It is important that we know our enemy and the Bible gives us vital information about Satan and his accomplices and we can learn much from Scripture. Remember always that Satan tries to sidetrack us. He seeks to get us more enemy centered instead of Christ centered. He prods us to learn more intriguing details about him and his cohorts, details we really don’t need to know in overcoming him, these are details that are not revealed in the Bible and are often just speculations or even lies from Satan and his followers. Satan tries to get us fascinated or even obsessed with him and with his demons so to take us away from praising our Lord. But if we praise God continually, we can fight off these attacks coming from Satan. Always remember this, it’s a very serious mistake to underestimate the power of Satan, but it’s a tragedy to overestimate it or become overly occupied with it.
Jesus came into Satan’s territory and won the victory over Satan at every single point of the contest, both in His own life and in delivering people from demons. Finally, by the way of the cross. He stripped the demonic authorities of their powers; He exposed them to be empty and defeated as He triumphed over them (Colossians 2:15). Then through the resurrection God demonstrated His incomparable, all prevailing power – power that is now in us and available to us.”
So remember to praise God and praise Him often.