MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024
MAIN TEXT:Psalm 68:19—Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
When you have problems, you tend to focus on the negative. Praise helps you remember who you are and who God is. This year, learn to make praise your natural response for everything you face—good or bad. Develop that habit in your life and encourage those around you to do the same—and then see what God does. When you praise God for an answer to your prayer before it happens, that’s faith—and that’s when God begins to fight for you.
Psalm 42:5-6 says: “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you” When we choose Praise over worries, it lifts our spirit from being weighed down with life’s challenges.
Occasionally what we call prayer is really just a complaining session. We’re just telling God everything that’s wrong, like God doesn’t already know. God is not moved by our problems, He’s moved by our faith, and praise is faith at work. Stop focusing on the battle and focus on God through praise. Yes, it is difficult to focus on God and praise Him when the battle is fierce. But remember that our enemy loves to play with our emotions. As long as we are led by our feelings, he will defeat us.
FOCUS ON GOD THROUGH PRAISE
PRAYER: The Lord God lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior. Therefore, I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name in Jesus’ name, Amen.
BY BISHOP DR NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INT’L) firstname.lastname@example.orgBY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: email@example.com.