Psalm 47:7 (KJV) For God [is] the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
Beloved, I AM King of all the earth. Understand who I AM. Understand that I AM sovereign. Understand that I AM God. And with full understanding of who I AM, look to Me and give praise. Extol My name throughout the nations. Glorify My name in all the earth. For I AM worthy.
I don’t require praise to feed My vanity or puff Me up with pride. It is simply a joyous acknowledgement of truth. Praise is a way to help you remind yourself of who I AM. It also is a declaration, and helps inspire others to trust in Me.
Praise also acts as a victory dance – announcing to the enemy that he is defeated, in some cases even before that victory has manifested. This makes praise a form of spiritual warfare. So wield this joyous weapon with firm assurance of who I AM. May it pour out from a heart of understanding. May it magnify Me in your heart. And may it declare to all the earth that I AM King.
Romans 5:2 (NASB) …and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
Beloved, find exuberant joy in hope – the hope of Me and of My glory. Exult in Me throughout the nations. May your praise abound in all the earth. For I AM worthy of all honor and praise, so let your hope rest in Me.
Glory in the peace that hope in Me brings. Allow that confident assurance to shine forth in your countenance that those who see you might see and ask about about the foundation of your hope. This way your hope in Me isn’t simply your own bedrock, but also a beacon to all. Continue reading “Exult in Me Throughout the Nations”
Psalm 68:4 (CJB) But let the righteous rejoice and be glad in God’s presence; yes, let them exult and rejoice.
Beloved, may I be praised throughout the nations. May the sounds of rejoicing and exultation resound, for I AM worthy of all praise. So bring forth your unreserved, sincere offerings from a heart overflowing with gratitude and love.
Lift your voice and lift your hands – praise offerings before your King. Dance before My throne – unhindered and unashamed – in complete abandon, hold nothing back. For I AM worthy of your all, and I find pleasure in your offering.
Psalm 89:15 (VOICE) How happy are those who have learned how to praise You; those who journey through life by the light of Your face.
Beloved, look to Me to light your path, and rejoice in the glory of My rays. Let your joy overflow, and embrace the journey – may it be filled with praise for the Giver of Life. For I AM worthy, so hold nothing back.
So may cheerful praise be your constant companion, and may your mind ever dwell on the beauty of My love. Let your heart overflow with streams of gratitude, and may your countenance ever reflect My glory.
Psalm 108:1 (VOICE) My heart is committed, O God: I will sing; I will sing praises with great affection and pledge my whole soul to the singing.
Beloved, stand in awe of My splendor as night turns to dawn. Whether literal or in your circumstances, the dramatic shift from dark to light is worth delighting in. Give praise to the One who awakens the day. Give praise to the One, who shifts your dark circumstances to radiant joy.
I AM able. My name is Elohim Yakol, God most able. No night is so dark My light cannot pierce it. So wait expectantly for morning, and praise the One who brings forth the dawn. Rejoice in My splendor, beloved, for I AM worthy. Continue reading “Rejoice in My Splendor”
Proverbs 3:5 (VOICE) Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions.
Beloved, spread wide your arms and trust in Me. Take your hands off your circumstances and throw your head back and give praise to the One who is worthy. Know that I have you covered, so release it all to Me.
I AM all you need. Let Me lift you in My love, and strengthen you by My Spirit. Let me give you true vision, for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear can see and know the things not of the earthly realm. Embrace the things of heaven, and trust in Me. Continue reading “Embrace the Things of Heaven”
Hebrews 13:15 (TPT) So we no longer offer up a steady stream of blood sacrifices, but through Jesus, we will offer up to God a steady stream of praise sacrifices—these are “the lambs” we offer from our lips that celebrate his name!
Beloved, may the fruit of your lips pour forth in praise to the One who is worthy. You have a choice of whether or not you bring forth fruit, and what kind of fruit it is. Will you withhold that which I AM worthy of? Or will you give it to another?
Surely as you nurture a heart full of gratitude, you will find yourself unable to hold back your praise. So cultivate a heart of thanksgiving and release your song of joy and love that the fruit of your lips might be sweet. Continue reading “Fruit of Your Lips”
Psalm 42:1 (VOICE) My soul is dry and thirsts for You, True God, as a deer thirsts for water.
Beloved, may your heart long for Me with an unquenchable fervor. May you soak in My presence as if your life depends on it – because it does. May your pursuit of Me be relentless, just as Mine is for you. And may you find peace in My presence, for it is there for you.
Where else would you go to assuage your desire? For no person or earthly thing can satisfy the longing in your soul. None but Me, beloved. So resist the urge to look to poor substitutes, and saturate yourself in the fullness of My love. Continue reading “Unquenchable Fervor”
1 Samuel 16:23 (JUB) And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took a harp and played with his hand; so Saul was refreshed and was better, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Beloved, soak in the sound of heaven, for it brings peace. The enemy hates that sound. What soothes and ministers to My children offends the ears of those who hate Me. So stay in My flow. Bask in it.
Use your hands and mouth and whole body as a vessel for My songs to pour through. Make a joyful noise. Shift the atmosphere. Hold nothing back, and resist the urge to be caught up in skill level or lack thereof. Instead focus on what I look at: the heart.
Leviticus 6:13 (JUB) The fire shall burn continuously upon the altar; it shall not be put out.
Beloved, there’s no wrong time to worship Me. When you’re feeling overwhelming gratitude, it’s the right time. When you’re overcome with sorrow, it’s the right time. When trials press in on all sides, it’s the right time. It’s always the right time.
Be intentional to let nothing steal your praise. Make time to lavish Me with your affections, and let Me do so in return. Keep the flame on the altar of your heart continuously burning – may it never go out.