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What Praises Can Do

Key Verse

“I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell” (Psalm 86:12,13).

TEXT — Psalm 86:11-17


Years ago when I was struggling with restless sleep, I started a new habit”, says a Christian mother. “Throughout each day, I tried to notice every blessing, large or small, that came my way. Each night in bed, I named them one by one and thanked God for them all. Not only did this practice change my attitude from negative to positive, but I often fell into a peaceful sleep before finishing my list. God used a time of struggle in my life to help me to develop an attitude of thanksgiving”.

The psalmist showed forth his gratitude to God, praised Him with all his heart and glorified His name. Though he faced many challenges from those seeking to destroy him, he was sure of God’s compassion, mercy and truth. He pleaded for strength and deliverance that those who hated him might see God’s goodness and comfort toward him.

Praising God in all circumstances, good or bad, not only strengthens the believer but also opens into his life the door of miracles and deliverance. Many Christians are either too ignorant or bugged down with present predicament to praise God the way we ought to do. They enter into His presence only when they have burdens, needs, complaints and requests. They are always asking for more and never stopping to give thanks or show appreciation for the good things they enjoy from Him.

God has, this year, wrought for you and members of your family, such things as deliverance from sickness and affliction, accident, ritual murder or terrorist attack, which would have resulted in you becoming either homeless, lame, paralysed, blind or dead. Stop complaining and learn to give thanks to God for the past blessings and you will be delivered from your present and future predicament.

Thought for the day

Praising God in all circumstances delivers you from present and future troubles.
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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  1. What a daily refreshment and rejuvenating experience to hear from the Eternal God every morning through the Daily Manna. Not a few have these days of renewal been, but this morning appears so special and extraordinary for me. The Lord, God Almighty and Father of our Lord and only Saviour Christ through His Spirit make grace available for the continuity of this heaven sent bread for till He comes to take us home to glory. God bless His chosen vessel for this assignment (Pastor W. F. Kumuyi) and all labouring with him for this. Thank you Sir.

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