ACCESS GOD’S PRESENCE THROUGH PRAISE
Friday, 16 January 2015
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High.” Psalm 92:1 (KJV)
Oftentimes we forget what God expects of us and allow the challenges and circumstances of life to overwhelm us. And the very ingredients that will bring us out of our situation are often ignored. There is no circumstance challenging any of us that God has not already made adequate provision to bring us out of. The issue is that we are neglecting what God has said concerning the provisions He has made and as a result we become victims of the satanic onslaught.
Everything that God creates survives in its own environment. If you take the fish from the water, it will start struggling and pretty soon it will die. The lion survives in the jungle. Birds don’t struggle to fly in the sky because it’s part of their nature to fly. Take an eagle outdoors for example and all it will do is spread its wings and fly. All the animals God has created survive in their natural habitat, so it follows that we cannot survive without God’s presence. There is no survival outside of God’s presence.
One of the easiest ways to access the presence of God is through praise and worship. Psalm 22:3 tells us that God inhabits or dwells in the praises of His people. In other words, when you praise you gain automatic access to the presence of God. This is the easiest way to do so but we ignore this method due to the pressure we encounter. The scriptures say the fullness of joy is experienced in God’s presence. At His right hand are pleasures forevermore.
So when you access the presence of God through praise and worship, evil bows because it cannot exist before Him. Sickness will go away. Challenges will disappear; the pressures of life will be relieved because that is how the Lord wants it to be. This is the secret of the saints of old. Let’s talk about David. He became a man after God’s heart because he was able to access the presence of God through praise. I pray the joy of God that flows from His presence will be yours today and always.
Further reading: Psalms 22:3; 103:1-6 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Genesis 39-40, Evening-Matthew 11