1 Chronicles 23:30
“And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even;”
Brothers and Sisters, too many of you only Praise Jesus at Two Conjunctions, at church or when something good has happened, but, I tell you that Jesus is to be Praised from the time we get up in the morning until we go to bed at night. Every day you should Start Your Day With Jesus in Prayer and Praise BEFORE you do anything! This means that Jesus Receives Praise before you make your morning drink, before you eat, before your family, before any work.
Brothers and Sisters you need to Learn to Praise Jesus In and Through Every Event Of Your Life, for some, you verily know why to Praise!
The Praising Of Jesus takes Commitment, it takes Understanding who Jesus is in Your Life.
“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.”
Our Hearts must be Fixed Upon Jesus continuously all day long.
To be Fixed Upon Jesus means: to be firm, be stable, be established, to be set up, be fixed, to be firmly established, to be established, be stable, be secure, be enduring, to be fixed, be securely determined, to be directed aright, be fixed aright, be steadfast (moral sense), to prepare, be ready, to be prepared, be arranged, be settled, accomplish, do, make firm, make ready, prepare, provide, provide for, furnish, to direct toward (moral sense), to arrange, order, be fastened, to constitute, make, be restored
It takes You to Establish Praise in Your Every Day Life, which means, you Must Look and even See the Greatness Of Our Lord In Your Surroundings. Praise is not just something that happens, that there must be a feeling of gratitude for an exchange of Good vs Bad, but Praise comes when you Truly Understand Jesus As Lord Over Your Life.
Praise is connected in many ways with Obedience, but it is not mechanical, going through the motions, but is with the Whole Heart given to Jesus In Love.
“To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.”
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
In order for True Praise to be established in one’s Life, you Must Die To Self and LET Jesus Raise You Up IN HIM. I have Learned to Praise Jesus in the Good Times of my Life and I have had to Learn How to Praise Jesus in the Bad Times of my Life as well, even in Death… this Makes Jesus Lord!
Praise begins with Knowing Jesus, that in All Things He Is Lord over all! You can Praise Jesus in giving you strength to accomplish a task or in the food that you have been given to eat. You can Praise Jesus for a Breeze on a hot day or for the Rain that falls unexpectedly. You can Praise Jesus in the Death of a Loved One, knowing they are in His Care Now. Praise is a Must in Our Walk, but it is not just when you are in a church, it is a Core Part of Your Life, that in every situation you can Learn To Praise Jesus.
The World needs to know Whom Is Lord and How can the World know if I don’t ever Praise Jesus before them?
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:”
“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.”
Now, Brothers and Sisters, there is a Time to Praise Jesus in Thanksgiving without ever seeing the End Of A Thing. It is when we enter into Prayer, Asking, Seeking, Knocking for an Answer when there seems to Be No Answer. Too many of you Ask without Praise and Expect, Demand that Jesus Answers You and He will be Silent because you really do not Believe that Jesus Is Lord. You give Jesus No Praise, Thanking Him that He has Heard Your Prayer, that He Will Answer with His Answer, In His Time.
Sometimes Answers go Days, Weeks, Months, Years before you see them answered, but during that time of Endurance, Praise Must be at the Tip Of Your Tongue Continuously until the Answer Comes.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
“13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it].”
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
Now, there are Two Requirements to the Answering that I must say, One you Must Believe and Two it Must be according to The Will Of The Father. In other words if you go to Jesus Asking and Praising Him for a Billion Dollars there is a likelihood you’ll never get an answer. Praise is according to The Will Of Jesus, that The Father says Jesus is Worthy Of All Praise during Our Life Time and in Heaven!
We Praise Jesus for Our Salvation, which we should do, but let Praise be Established in Your Lives that Jesus Is Lord Over Your Life in All Things, Great and Small, Good or Bad let us Praise Jesus!!!
I have Learned in my own Life that I am Established in this World, not only because of Jesus being My Savior, but because I also Walk In Obedience, Giving Jesus Praise even when I have No Understanding of why something’s take so long for an answer or why they don’t go my way that I have asked. Jesus Is Worthy Of All Praise!!!
Take not what Our Lord Jesus does for granted, but give Him Praise that is due…
“12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up [their] voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw [them], he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on [his] face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where [are] the nine?”
Nine of the ten lepers did not Praise Jesus and Jesus paid Attention to whom Praised Him. The Scriptures tells us that in all of our ways we are to Acknowledge Jesus and that by doing so, He will Establish The Ways in which to Walk. Praising Jesus brings Direction In Our Lives.
“5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Praise is Conditional, but it is Not Conditional To Jesus, but to us. The closer you get to Jesus the more you will Understand that Praise Is A Must that flows Unconditionally to Jesus! Our Walk in Obedience, Love and Praise Establishes our Future, it can Extend Our Lives or Cut Short Our Life as we know it!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!