1 Peter 2:9 (VOICE) But you are a chosen people, set aside to be a royal order of priests, a holy nation, God’s own; so that you may proclaim the wondrous acts of the One who called you out of inky darkness into shimmering light.
Beloved, all the supernatural, all My fingerprints throughout the earth serve one purpose, to demonstrate who I AM and to bring Me glory. It is not that I’m in need of you pumping up My ego, but rather that all must know – truly know and understand – who I AM that they might choose wisely and align with Me and the way of right.
By your words and actions, demonstrate who your God is and that I AM worthy because I AM God. Live a life of obedience and praise that all may see how I respond as My hand is clearly manifested in your life.
1 Peter 2:4-5, 9 (VOICE) Come to Him—the living stone—who was rejected by people but accepted by God as chosen and precious. Like living stones, let yourselves be assembled into a spiritual house, a holy order of priests who offer up spiritual sacrifices that will be acceptable to God through Jesus the Anointed. But you are a chosen people, set aside to be a royal order of priests, a holy nation, God’s own; so that you may proclaim the wondrous acts of the One who called you out of inky darkness into shimmering light.
Psalms 108:2 (TPT) Arise, my soul, and sing his praises! I will awaken the dawn with my worship, greeting the daybreak with my songs of light.
Beloved, arise and awaken! Greet the day with a heart full of joyous gratitude. Allow your thanksgiving to manifest, and bring forth praise. Release your sound and movement into the atmosphere. Shift the space around you. Welcome My glory in that place.
As you move through your day, carry that praise with you in your heart and reflected on your countenance. May all who encounter you see My presence alive and active in your life. Be a vessel of worship, beloved, and usher in heaven wherever you go.
Jeremiah 51:20 (VOICE) Eternal One: You are My war club—My weapon for battle; with you I shatter nations; with you I destroy kingdoms;
Beloved, your fiery praise is a weapon in My hand. Your unerring faith and steadfast devotion speak mightily of the hope you have in Me. Your faith is not misplaced, for I AM greater than the human mind could begin to understand.
And yet, My tenderness for you runs deep. And in the same way you love Me not for the blessings I give, but rather for who I AM, so I love you not for the worship and honor you give, but simply because of who you are: My precious, beloved child. And it is from that beautiful identity that your powerful praise pours forth.
Isaiah 61:3 (TPT) …to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness…
Beloved, I don’t patch things with a bandaid, or simply smooth things out so you don’t see the trials that were there before, no – I AM a God of radical transformation. I bring beauty from ashes, and joy from mourning. Nothing is too hard for Me.
Resist the heaviness that would try to cling to you, and embrace the mantle of joy that is yours. Burst forth in praise – in hopeful expectation, and watch as I manifest renewal in your life. Continue reading “Watch as I Manifest Renewal”
Psalm 121:4 (TPT) He will never slumber nor sleep; he is the Guardian-God for his people, Israel.
Beloved, I AM awake day and night. Alert. Not one thing escapes My notice. I hear each prayer and petition, each offering on the altar of praise – day and night, night and day. I do not grow weary of My children, nor do I grow callus to your pleas. You are My heart’s desire, and I’m attentive for eternity.
Refuse to let your flame grow dim, or to let your passion cool. My love for you is steadfast and ardent, unshakable and true. So as you lift your hands in worship and sing your words of praise, know I receive your sweet offerings – and will do so all My days.
Leviticus 6:13 (VOICE) The fire on the altar must burn continually; it must not be allowed to go out.
Revelation 4:10-11 (AMP) the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever; and they throw down their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created and brought into being.”
Beloved, I AM worthy to receive. So just as the elders cast their crowns before Me, surrender that which you hold dear – that which brings you glory, and give it as an offering to Me. Your accomplishments achieved with talents and wisdom I gave you, in those acknowledge Me. Your creations executed with inspiration from My Spirit, in those give glory to Me. Your positions granted with favor and success that comes from Me, in those honor and exalt Me.
All that you are and all that you have is from Me. Give honor where honor is due, for I will receive those sacrifices and offerings. They are a sweet fragrance before My throne. For it is exquisitely precious to be acknowledged by a good and grateful steward making the most with what he has been given.
John 1:29 (NKJV) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Beloved, rejoice because your sins have been removed. This is cause for celebration. Give praise! Refuse to live as one marred by sin, nor allow it to have dominion in your life any longer.
You have been equipped to resist temptation, and – in the moments you fall short – My grace is there to cover you. So resist the urge to focus on personal shortcomings, and instead celebrate the fullness of My grace. Continue reading “Celebrate the Fullness of My Grace”
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.