SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JUNE 9, 2022 (PRAISE- EXPRESSING MAN ‘S AFFECTION FOR HIS MAKER)
Affection for God is the foundation for every genuine act of praise. Praise is therefore the expression of that affection or love you have for God.
TOPIC: Praise – Expressing Man’s Affection for His Maker
SCRIPTURE: I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 9:1-2.
THOUGHT FOR DAY: Affection for God is the foundation for every genuine act of praise.
The Scripture makes it clear that praise is one of the potent weapons of warfare in the life of a Christian (2 Chronicles 20:22). The battles of life and destiny are fought and won at the frequency of praise. This is because praise invites God into the battle situations of life and when God is invited into any battle, that battle is won. Praise makes God to turn your enemies against each other (2 Chronicles 20:22).
Now, if praise has this dimension of power, then, it is very important to understand what it is all about. This is because mentality affects reality. The more we understand the subject of praise, the more productive our praise to God.
What then is praise?
Praise is the expression of man’s affection and passion for his Maker.
Affection for God is the foundation for every genuine act of praise. Praise is therefore the expression of that affection or love you have for God. The expression of affection, passion and love for God culminates in praise. Praise happens when a person is in love with God and boldly expresses that love for God.
Psalms 9:1-2 says:
I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
David seemed to be saying to God, “I want to express my heart to You O’ Lord. I want to tell You that I love You. I want to let You know that You are worthy to be praised”.
This is what it means to express your affection and passion for God.
Beloved, make up your mind to worship God by expressing your love, affection and passion for Him.
REMEMBER THIS: Affection for God is the foundation for every genuine act of praise.
1. Make up your mind to love God passionately.
2. Determine to express your affection and passion for God in praise and worship.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for a fresh passion for You. Help me to love and praise You unconditionally, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING PRAISE AND WORSHIP.
QUOTE: The logical response to give to God Who has forgiven you and healed you from the pit of destruction, is to praise Him with a joyful heart. Culled from “AM I BITTER?” by Dr (Mrs) Becky Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 94-96
AMAZING FACT: If all the blood vessels in the human body were laid end to end, they would encircle the Earth four times.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: As you place God first in praise and worship, may He place you first in your generation in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 9th June 2022 (Thursday SOD Devotional) Guide By Dr. Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. Dunamis Seeds of Destiny today 2022