Day 25: Praise
There is a great story that illustrates the power of praise. King Jehoshaphat... “appointed singers for the LORD and those praising Him in holy attire as they went before those equipped for battle saying, ‘Praise the LORD, for His mercy endures forever.’” - 2 Chronicles 20:21 (MEV)
Praise delivers powerful results! If you’ve been petitioning God regarding a need in your life but have not postured yourself into a position of praising God for the answer, it just might be time for you to throw a praise party!
King Jehoshaphat and the nation of Israel had their back to the wall with three nations coming to attack them. God instructed them to face their problem with praise. Israel discovered the power of praise!
God made good on His promise and demonstrated His power as Israel approached the problem with singing and praising! We learn from this story some vital truths to getting answers to prayer. So take these simple steps in prayer.
First, put God in remembrance of His promise to you. Second, wait upon the Holy Spirit to give you a witness in your heart and wisdom concerning your situation. Third, begin to praise God for His goodness and faithfulness to you until your perspective changes and your heart is anchored in peace. Then the answer will come. It’s only a matter of time!
Father, I thank you that you are good and your mercy endures forever! I thank you that you make good on your promises to me! I praise you for the victory before it comes in Jesus Name!