The affects of Praise in the life of the believer will produce supernatural results beyond comprehension. God has promised to indwell your praise and in His presence is the fullness of Joy. Praise not only invokes God’s presence, but it also creates an atmosphere of victory that the enemy cannot overcome. Praise God and watch the Affects of Praise!
Often the enemy tries to intimidate and berate the believer to illicit fear and inaction. The enemy is very good at pointing out the size and veracity of opposition that you face. When they tried to push Jesus before His time by telling Him to flee before Herod’s army came to get Him, He did not flinch or fear, His response was… Go Tell That Fox!
As believers we must never forget that God makes all of the difference in our circumstances and in our lives. Even in hopeless situations we have reason to hope and in impossible circumstances we have reason to believe. Before you quit, before you give up, before you think all hope is gone, always remember the God Factor!
After Jesus rose from the grave and appeared to His disciples in His glorified form, some of them were perplexed and wondered how could the Christ that they just saw bloodied and crucified now stand before them glorified with All Power in His Hands. Even though he had foretold them of what was to come, they did not understand, and Some Doubted.
After you receive a promise from God you have to exercise faith through patience as you wait for it. Even when it appears that your life has taken a detour and the promise seems as far away as can be, keep trusting. God’s Word will find you wherever you are so that it might accomplish the will of God in your life. Even in Lodebar!
We often talk about the Joy of the LORD being our strength, but have you considered what it is that brings God joy? The Bible said that Jesus endured the gruesome cross for the JOY that was set before Him. We are His Joy! To see those who were once in darkness now walking in the Light, liberated from sin, freed from the curse of death is the Joy of the LORD.
It is empowering to realize that God is your source. It is not always apparent and it often requires a leap of faith but if you are willing to take God at His Word, Use What You Have, Where You Are to Do What You Can, you will find that God Will Provide everything you need. He is Faithful and He Always Provides!
Sometime the burden feels heavy and the test seems overwhelming and all you can do is cry out O God! You’re in good company. That was the Psalmist’s cry in Psalms 61 when life had dealt him a stinging blow but he was determined it would not drive him FROM God, he determined that if he would be helped, his help would come from God. He cried out O God! Help me.
Sometimes it seems that your journey is all uphill, that the battle is hard and that Odds are stacked against you. Perhaps the Odds are stacked against you, but have you considered that God is stacked against your Odds. God is with you… Against All Odds!
God has not given you the spirit of fear, yet it is there lurking, taunting and trying to invade your heart. If you will walk by faith and put your confidence in God you can put fear in its place and realize the blessings that God has in store for you… they are On the Other Side of Fear.