Life without expectation is always clouded with frustrations. It is your expectation that sets the pace for your destination. Where you find yourself tomorrow is a product of your expectations today. Every time you come into His presence, never forget to have an expectation for your coming. Expectation is a spiritual pregnancy, and without pregnancy there is no delivery. If you are not expectant of what God can do, you are not a candidate for testimonies.
When expectation is in place, God is committed to perform. The Bible says, Sing praises to God, sing praises: Sing praises unto our King, sing praises .for God is the King of all the earth. Sing ye praises with understanding (Psalm47: 6,7). Ask your self this question: What am I to expect when I praise Him? What are the virtues that are embedded in my praises? When you praise God with understanding that is when you experience the greatness of His hand.
Praise is a spiritual medium through which God enforces what is written. It removes whatever is not of God in your life. The Bible recorded that when they sang hosanna to Jesus, He entered the temple and cast out everything contrary to what is written. And the Jews’ Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise (John2: 13)
When you praise God and shout with a loud voice, you are only provoking Him to enforce what is written contrary to what is happening in your life. For example, to be married and have a good home is what is written. Look at this: the Bible says, “Whosoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favor from the Lord.” It is also said about you and me that the Lord shall compass the righteous about with favor (Ps. 5:12). That means the righteous is not permitted to be unmarried when he desires to be married; male or female. Also, barrenness is contrary to what is written. God’s word says children are an heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is His reward (Ps.127: 3). If you are serving God, it is part of your reward of stewardship.
Anytime we dance, we are not dancing for fun; we are dancing because we know that our dance is loaded with virtues. When we dance unto God, He turns our mourning into joy. People may not see what you are talking about now, but they would see it when it manifests. Praise and thanksgiving are not what you do after things have happened; they are things you do primarily for things to happen. Hosanna is a shout that turns Jehovah on, and when He steps in, everything that is not of God must go out. When you sing His praises, He restores your home, business, career and destiny that have been molested by the enemy!
PRAISE BRINGS FAVOUR
Praise causes an outbreak of favor. In Mark 6:21-23. Herodias’ daughter danced and it pleased Herod and he asked what he should give her even to the half of his kingdom. That was an outbreak of favor. Your high praises to God will bring whatever will give you your place in destiny. An encounter with God is worth much more than a lifetime of effort. Desperately desire an encounter with Jesus Christ in the midst of your high praises so that everything buying and selling around your destiny will be flushed out forever and every form of misfortune will become history in your life! In case you are contending with forces stronger than you, when you bring in God, because He’s Omnipotent, all the forces that are stronger than you will have no choice but give up.
The Israelites said, “We have no power or might against this great company that has risen against us, neither know we what to do”; and when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord God set ambushments against their enemies and they were all smitten. Whatever is stronger than you must bow to God and the only way to get Him on the line is to turn Him on with your high praises. Your high praises is the spiritual switch that turns Jehovah God on in your favor.
PRAISE BRINGS PROMOTION
In Habakkuk 3:17-19, the Bible says, Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Do you want your promotion to become a reality? Then, praise is your way out of stagnation. God will command every siege that is sitting on your lifting to be broken! There is a breakthrough for you today as you praise your way out of poverty, misfortune, stagnation, sickness and disease.
The praise that will turn Jehovah on is not the one you do like a regulated worshipper. Your high praise is the covenant high way to your high places. If you want a fruitful life then live a praiseful life. If you want unlimited favor, let unlimited praise become your lifestyle.