After sending out Friday’s writing, I have been praising God more and more. As I do, there are some significant things I have noticed. I want to share them with you today.
I spend quite a bit of time in prayer, it is a priority in my life. It always will be. I know there is power in our prayer. The Bible tells us there is great power available when we pray.
We know there is power in prayer of agreement. We understand there is an anointing that shows up when we pray. According to Isaiah 10:27, when that anointing shows up, yokes are destroyed, and burdens are removed. I thank God for the power of prayer.
Frankly, I normally spend more time praying than praising. Just like the woman in the story I shared on Friday.
However, since that writing, I have purposed in my heart to spend as much time praising as praying. And I can tell you this, it has made a huge difference.
When I pray, there is a tangible anointing possible most times. When that anointing is there, I know my prayers are being heard and are hitting their mark. I fully expect to see results.
That anointing is how I know I am on the right track, praying as God would have me pray and it gives me confidence in my prayers.
Last week, when I began to spend a great deal of time in praise, something different was present. Instead of the anointing of God, I am experiencing the presence of God.
Psalm 22:3 tells us that God inhabits the praise of His people.
The word inhabits is defined as; to occupy a place or environment. To occupy as a place of settled residence.
Yes, the anointing is present when we pray – destroying yokes and removing burdens. However, when we praise, His presence, the presence of Almighty God comes on the scene. He occupies the place where you are praising. He settles in and makes His abode in your praises.
If you are praising Him for healing, His presence comes on the scene and occupies the very place healing needs to manifest. If you are praising Him for finances, His presence begins to settle in the very places you need money to come into.
Isn’t that awesome!?
This week, as you set your time aside for God, may I suggest you spend as much time in praise as you do in prayer? Praise Him for the things you are praying for.
It’s a faith thing!
By faith we praise Him for what we have prayed for. By faith we believe it is done and, in our hand, therefore we praise Him for it. As we do, His presence comes on the scene.
Isaiah 40:10 says; Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and His arm establishes His rule. His reward is with Him, and His recompense accompanies Him.
What does that mean? When His presence comes, His provision for whatever you have need of is with Him. Your restoration, recompense is in His presence.
This week, my prayer for all of us is this; may our praise equal our prayers. As it does, may God’s presence come on the scene – for that is really all we have need of.
Meditate on this
Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Psalm 96:1