Psalm 67:5-6 “Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.”
Praise opens up the ground for manifestation of God’s goodness in our lives. We are of the kingdom of God, so we can praise in advance of what we are expecting. Your praise is a demonstration of your faith towards God. It shows your heart condition, because you are praising God because you believe He is worthy and He will keep to His promises. When you praise, you are extolling the virtues of God as your deliverer, your sustainer, your hero, your comforter, friend, and everything that He is to you. Whatever His Word describes Him as, you embrace it, and your response is praise.
Did you notice that the manifestation of God’s goodness follows praise. The fruitfulness we desire in life is preceded by praise. Abraham had received a Word from God that he will be the father of nations. This seemed impossible at the time, given his age and the age of his wife Sarah, but the Bible records that Abraham found hope in God’s Word, though it was contrary to what he experienced, but his faith was strengthened as he gave glory (or praise) to God (Rom.4:17-21). It was when he did this that the child of promise came.
God’s Word ought to be your priority in life. If you are not experiencing the fullness of what God’s Word promises, then check your praise life. Are you praising God enough on the basis of what His Word says to you? You should get to a point when your praise towards God outweighs your requests to Him. The more fruitful your praise is to God, the more fruitful your life will be.
Scriptures to Meditate: 2 Chron. 20:1-29, 2 Cor. 10:3-5, Exo. 14:12-14, Ps.47:1-2