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Open Heaven 28 June 2022 TOPIC: The Shout Of Praise II
MEMORISE: “5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.” – Psalms 67:5-6 (KJV)
READ: Psalms 67:3-7 (KJV)
3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 74-75
The Bible says that God is seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. – John 4:24
In other words, God is constantly seeking people who praise Him. When He finds them, He dwells with them as we learnt yesterday, inhabiting their praises (Psalm 22:3). Psalm 16:11 says:
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”
Also Read: Open Heaven 27 June 2022 – The Shout Of Praise I
This means that after your praise has drawn God to you, you will also receive joy and many other pleasures that come with His presence.
There was a woman who had been married for many years without the fruit of the womb. She said she would normally shout seven hallelujahs, so people began to call her ‘Sister Hallelujah’. One day, she decided against praying for a child. She said to herself, “I don’t need one child, I need three”, so she began to shout 21 hallelujahs. Suddenly, the barrenness of 30 years was over and she gave birth to 3 children. When you send a shout of praise to heaven, miracles come pouring down on you. Psalm 67:5-6:
“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us”
Believe me honestly, when you come to God in prayer and just keep bombarding Him with requests, you are acting foolishly. Wise people know that when you come with praises, He will be the One asking you, “What do you want?” If you don’t believe me, ask Solomon (2 Chronicles 1:6-7). When you prioritise praising God above making requests, He will answer your prayers far beyond your expectations.
Fill your life with praises to the Almighty God and He will answer your prayers far beyond your expectations.
1 Now thank we all our God
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.
2 O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
to keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
of this world in the next.
3 All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son and Spirit blest,
who reign in highest heaven
the one eternal God,
whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.
Open Heavens 2022 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2022
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