'PRAISE CHANGES THINGS'
A Tract by The Gospel Tract Society
Our God wants a people who will not only pray but also praise Him. The Bible is full of stories of victorious men because they praised the Lord. The walls of Jericho fell when Israel praised God. Paul and Silas were delivered from prison and won others to Christ because they praised God. Acts 16:25
If there are needs in our lives, or we desire requests for others, bring them in prayer before the Lord. Then by continued praise we will be assured of the victory.
Praise changes things! You kneel in prayer, yet do not contact God. Try praising Him and He will flood your soul with His divine presence.
Perhaps you do not like the noise that praise brings, or you feel it unnecessary and seemingly very foolish.
In Psalms 98:4 David exhorts the people to make a loud noise, rejoice and sing praises unto the Lord.
If the world can make a loud noise during recreation hours, how much more should His people glorify His name by giving Him praise continually?
"...His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
It is necessary for God commands it.
"Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord..."
If it looks foolish remember,
"...God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise..."
I Corinthians 1:27
Again you say you do not feel like praising God.
"...Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God..."
Do you desire to be filled with His spirit? Offer Him praise; faith will arise in your heart and you will receive the promised gift.
Have you prayed for a revival and it has been withheld? Cease praying and begin to praise.
"...The Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."
If you are in a testing place, surrounded by circumstances which point to defeat, praise the Lord for five minutes, and in the glory of God's presence, all things will be possible. Praise is a tonic for the blues and a sure cure for every disease.
In Luke 19:40 Jesus declares that He will have a people who will praise Him. Start praising the Lord now and the victory is yours.
Praise His name, He's the same Jesus!
Praise His name, He's the One I adore.
Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him
Praise Him more, and more, and more.
Yes, learn to praise God now, for heaven will be filled with the praises of the redeemed.
"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."
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