Deuteronomy 28:47 (KJV) indicates that the state of our heart always fuels the quality of our expectation to receive the fullness of the blessing. “Because thou servedst not the
Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things…” Discover the purpose for guarding your heart with all diligence; out of it flows the issues of life that keep you from the issues of death, i.e., the failure to thrive. The Israelites believed God breached His promise to them; their murmuring brought slander upon the land. So what does your praise do: God is enthroned as King when you praise Him. The sacrifice of praise is all about your constant choice to serve God. Praise is never performance-based. The Lord receives the offering of your heart as your sincere desire for Him, even when the conditions don’t seem right or fair. Habakkuk 3:17-19 (AMPC) encourages us, “Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation! The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!” Loyal worship ushers in your bounty: God’s will and work in you and around you.
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CHANGE THE IMAGE YOU ARE CARRYING BY CHANGING THE DIALOGUE
“Your words will be used to judge you—to declare you either innocent or guilty,” Matthew 12:37, GNT. Our words either release us to freedom or chain us to bondage. The impact of spoken words can take root over time or even the very first time said. As we become more acquainted with our design, we will continuously embrace God’s written word; it is so picturesque that it makes an indelible mark that can’t be erased unless we expunge it from our own records. Read what the psalmist expected to receive from the life-changing words of our Creator, Elohim. “By Your words I can see where I’m going; They throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by Your righteous order. Everything’s falling apart on me, God; put me together again with Your Word. Festoon me with Your finest sayings, God; teach me Your holy rules. My life is as close as my own hands, but I don’t forget what You have revealed. The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don’t swerve an inch from Your course. I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—what a gift! And how happy it makes me! I concentrate on doing exactly what You say—I always have and always will,” Psalm 119:105-112, The Message. God’s Word is your inheritance; don’t walk away from your eternal legacy.
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