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Psalms 34:1

“I will bless the Lord at all times His praise shall continuously be in my mouth”

One of the meanings of the word bless is to empower to prosper.  Therefore, when we bless the Lord we empower Him to prosper us.  When God blesses us He empowers us to prosper in life and when we bless Him we empower Him to prosper us in life.  It’s a win, win situation.

Praise removes doubt, and fear.  Just think it’s impossible to be afraid when you are praising God.  The two cannot co-exist.  Either you’re praising God or you’re fearful.  And if you’re fearful, you’re not praising God.  Yes, we can pray when we are fearful but it is impossible to remain fearful if you’re praising God.  Here’s why, praise causes the Spirit of God to rise up within you and lift you up from the physical realm to the spiritual where the mundane things of earth can’t reach you.  Praise gives you the right perspective; God becomes greater than your problems when you praise Him.  If the children of Israel had maintained their level of praise, when they got to the red sea Moses may not have had to part the sea, maybe they would have all walked upon the sea praising God.  The Egyptians would have tried to do it and would have drowned.  But instead they went out of Egypt jubilant but lost their praise alone the way.  They were robbed of their praise.  That generation died in the wilderness because they didn’t believe God to possess the land.  But if they had been praising God they would have had the faith to enter the promise land.  Praise removes doubt because praise reinforces your faith.  “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17).  The more you speak words of praise the more faith enters and the more faith, the more power, the more power, the more “God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that  you ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Eph. 3:20).

Beloved, what have you allowed the devil to use to rob you of your praise when Jesus has given you the victory?  Is it the cares of this life? Have you been working to many hours trying to get ahead? Do you find yourself looking back and remembering how on fire with praise you once were?  If so, don’t waste another moment in such a lukewarm state.  Fan the flame of the Holy Spirit within you.  Give God your best praise now.  When you do you will find all doubts and fears will be gone and you will empower God to prosper you and He will empower you to prosper as you bless Him.

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