The Power of Praise!
“When you enter His presence with praise, He enters your circumstances with power.”
Praise is one of the many tools that positions us to access the grace that enables us to be victorious in every aspect of our lives! Praise is man’s response to who God is and as such it solicits and invokes the Presence of the Lord becoming an indomitable force employed by the believer. Praise literally infuses the essence of who He is into our everyday circumstances! We can’t help but win when we praise our God!
I understand that many of us are in the middle of contradictory contexts that from a casual observation one might erroneously deduce that we are not winning. For some, the political climate seems to suggest that we are losing as a nation. For others, the sensitized racial climate that has come to the surface recently may postulate that we are being defeated and the volatility of the world markets might give them pause as to the state of our victory. I would like to remind you, however, that our God is not subordinate to the variables of our circumstances, but rather the variables of our circumstances must bow in obedience to our God. He is eternal in nature, absolute in sovereignty, and His words never fail.
When we truly get a revelation of the breadth and depth of our God, our natural response is to praise Him in light of who He is. It is this praise that causes us to win! It this praise that causes us to triumph! It is this praise that catapults us to victory!
To be clear, the winning power in praise is the Presence of the Lord. The Bible declares in Psalm 22:3 that the Sovereign Lord of Hosts makes His habitation in the praises of His people. When we praise God, the atmosphere is subject to the authority wielded by the Presence of God. Where there is confusion, the Presence of God brings peace that overwhelms the most perplexing circumstances giving way to absolute clarity. Where there is fear, the Presence of the Lord awakens an unbreakable faith that allows us to move forward courageously. Where there is bondage, the Presence of the Lord unleashes the burden-removing and yoke-destroying anointing of the Holy One of Israel allowing us to operate in the liberty that is our birthright as sons and daughters of God. When we praise in the middle of adversity we invoke the presence of the All-Winning King of Glory who arrests our circumstances and subdues them in accordance with His purposes enabling us to boldly proclaim that we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ!
I challenge each of you to walk throughout this week winning through your praise knowing that with the Presence of The Lord losing is not an option!