Sunday 20 October 2013

The Importance of Praise & Worship - Peace Oseyenum

It is essential to develop a heart of praise and thanksgiving. If you neglect praise than you are robbing God of the gratitude he should receive, ultimately even if we praised him for all eternity it still wouldn't be enough therefore for us to not praise him at all is wrong! It is also vital to praise God because of who he is; he is faithful, merciful and loving and therefore deserves our all in all, when we do not habitually praise we habitually complain, moan and grow into depression when we don't get what we want when we want, as if it's all about us. So I encourage you to develop an intimate relationship with God whereby you seek his face and not just his hand, that you seek know him for yourself and not just for ministering purposes, that you actually grow to love him and be transformed in his very presence. 
Imagine you spent 5 hours just worshipping and praising God, no interruptions, no distractions what do you think will happen? Now you don't have to spend 5 hours with God but we all know that we can spend 5 hours with our friends some of us even speak on the phone for 5 hours some of us scroll on Instagram for more! So what more with our maker? Let us "#PushForIntimacy" and with that develop a heart of gratitude that isn't circumstances based or based on material things that will perish on this earth anyway. 
Praising and thanking God for who he is and not what we can get is true praise. I mean we simply cannot praise God only on what we have as we will never be stable, the bible doesn't promise us a journey with no issues rather it encourages us to have faith, to live by faith and not by faith, to not lean on our own understanding but to trust him, it teaches us to remain steadfast in times of troubles, trials, tribulations and suffering. So can you see that praising God when only things go our way is inconsistent? Also understand that we are not God and therefore do not know the beginning middle and end, so it would be wiser to trust God and praise him in all things seeing that the bible promises us that God will never leave nor fore-sake us and that he makes all things work out for those that love him and are called to his purpose. Therefore it would be unwise to complain, moan, be ungrateful and depressed as we can't see the end product. 
Remember God is kind and loving, so even though something painful takes place learn to trust that God is in control and that it has a purpose. When Joseph (the dreamer) received a vision in his teenage years it didn't come to pass until much later in his life, and the journey he had was extremely painful and strenuous, infact based on his process that vision/dream didn't seem like it was ever going to happen. But atlas when everything fell into place, (the good and the bad) Joseph was able to say that "The Lord had made him fruitful in the land of his afflictions". So calm down, stop crying, stop the self-pity and rebuke the enemies lies. being anxious profits nobody! Therefore make your requests known unto God with thanksgiving and the let the peace of God bring rest. Start your praise journey today!

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