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Weapons for warfare - Praise

One of the most commonly heard phrases in any church is to lift our voices in praise.

But do we understand what praise does in our life?

What does Praise do?

Impresses God

God is moved when He sees our praise. It pleases His heart. The Bible says that He builds His throne on the praises of His people. We see countless accounts in the Bible where the people were delivered from perilous situations when they started praising the Lord with their whole hearts.

After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!”

At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves.

The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other.

So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single one of the enemy had escaped.

2 Chronicles 20:21-24

Attacks the devil

Praise is terrifying to the enemy. It is the antithesis to the fear that he sows in our hearts. Praise strengthens our faith. When the name of the Lord is lifted up, the enemy around us is thrown into confusion and disarray.

Through the praise of children and infants, you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Psalm 8:2

Influences you

Praise modifies our attitude to a situation. It builds our faith. Even if we start praising with seeds of doubt in our hearts, if we continue steadfastly we will see that the doubts dissipate like the early morning mist when the sun comes out.

Blessings come down and all the obstacles are removed when we keep praising.

Praise God for whatever he has done in your life. Genuine praise comes from a grateful heart. Our praise and worship should not be superficial. God needs wholehearted intentional praise.

Complainers cannot praise God wholeheartedly. David had all the reasons to complain to God. Instead, he preferred to praise Him. The anointing will help you to overcome all the problems.

God delivered David from Goliath/Saul/king of Abimelech.In turn that made David praise God even more.

As we enter a new year, let us remember all the wonderful things God has done for us in the past and be expectant of all the things He has promised for our future.

And let us in all things, praise Him continually.

Bless the Lord, o my soul. Forget not all the benefits

Psalms 103:2

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