Bible Text : Psalms 100:1-5
1. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2. Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
3. Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4. Enter His game with thanksgivings, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless His name!
5. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Father we thank You for making us in Your image. Thank You for the gift of praise. We are made to praise You. Please help us to fulfil this ministry.
As we give our lives to worshipping and praising You, let the line fall for us in pleasant places Psalms 16:6. Let our enemies be thrown into disarray in the name of Jesus.
We have heard a lot of messages this month about praises and rejoicing. Why we praise and who to praise. We want to discuss briefly this morning about what happens when we praise.
Praise is appropriate and those who praise are setting themselves up for further blessings.
Our God inhabits our praise. Psalms 22:3. He lives inside our praise.
What happens when we praise?
Troubles flee, pathway open, despair is lifted, we are free from bondage, joy returns, we are able to look up again, discouragement flees.
1. Praise brings God into your situation. It brings God into your plans. Proverbs 3:6– have mind of Him wherever you may go and He will clear the road for you. It means bring the Lord into your plans and He will make a way for you. He will direct your paths. He will lead, guide or show the way.
The Lord’s guidance will always keep us from having to follow a roundabout path. He will clear the road ahead of us and get us to our destination by the safest and straightest route possible. No backwards, no detours, no roadblocks, no lost time. Just straight ahead and on the right track.
2. Praises bring supernatural lifting. A heart in tune with His can’t help but sing His praise that is what we are designed to do. Revelations 4:8.
3. When we praise, God rejoices, He shows His strengths. Psalms 81:1. He is our strength
4. When we give worthy praise, the Lord visits us as He did Paul and Silas in Acts 16:22-34 at jailhouse in Philippi.
5. When we praise He sets ambushment against our enemies as He did with the three nations that ganged up against Jehoshaphat and Judah in 2 Chronicle 20:23
6. When we praise, He brings the giant that has been threatening us down on his face as He did with David against Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:37, 45-47
7. When we praise and give glory, we receive answers to our petitions and requests as Joseph and Daniel did in Genesis 40:8, Genesis 41:16 and Daniel 2:17-23, Daniel 3:16-18. Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah also received answer in 2 Chronicle 20. The above are just a part of what the scripture teaches about praise.
After a true and believing prayer and petition to God, we should ideally switch to praise to show our faith in the ability of God to grant the request.
Let somebody praise the Lord.
1. Father, thank You for the gift of life and ability to praise Your name.
2. As we praise and rejoice this season, let the windows of heaven open with abundant gifts
3. Father, please loose every bondage as we praise. Acts 16:16
4. As we praise let Your glory fill our hearts, places of abode and places of worship
5. Father as we learn to praise as a nation, let peace reign in our land.
6. Father, let the sound of rejoicing never cease from our mouth
7. Our personal request
May the Lord Almighty hear our prayer and grant us a beautiful day.