TEN REASONS WHY I WILL PRAISE GOD TODAY & ALWAYS (Part I)

Ps 34:1-3

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. KJV

 

INTRODUCTION

It is not every time I feel like praising God; sometimes I feel like asking him so many questions; some other times, especially when I don’t feel the power of His presence, I think he has abandoned, or deserted me. But I now I think I am learning better; I know that feelings are not the same as fact and facts are not the same as eternally verifiable truth of the Word of God. Feelings are fleeting; facts do fade and change with times and location; but His truth never changes and never fails.

So in moments like these, what do I do? I put feelings and fact behind and below me; I focus on the truth that gives me faith in the unchanging changeless God that remains unchanged in the changing circumstances and varied situations of life. What I want to share is not a litany of sermon; it is a personal experience but not peculiar to me.

 

1.     I WILL PRAISE GOD BECAUSE HE LOVES ME:

Jer. 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. KJV

It is not about me; it is about Him. He loves me unconditionally. It is not the only good me that he loves, he loves my bad, ugly and my worst. He knows how bad I may be in the closet, how unfaithful, unrighteous…. I will sing because God does not hate me!

It is not the “pastor” me that he loves, not the “deacon” me or the choir me or the church member me. He loves me for who I am and he accepted me the way I am. Eph. 1:6 says …he hath made us accepted in the beloved. KJV. So I know I am saved and safe with him. I don’t need to pretend to be good or act good and pleasant before he loves me. He loves me and that settles it.

I don’t need you to tell him how good I am before he accepts me; go ahead and tell him how bad I am, it makes no difference with him. With or without you, he loves me! So I can sing:

 

Jesus loves me! This I know
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong
they are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain:

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so
.

 

2.     I WILL PRAISE GOD BECAUSE I HAVE HIM AS MY FATHER:

You know the pride of a place it gives you when you are standing in the midst of orphans and the Fatherless and you can look at them in the face and say that man coming, that man sitting, that man preaching, that man… that man… is my father. The Father figure is not figure head, the father figure is meant for covering and protection and blessing. As a Father, I know how proud my son can be when he sees me sitting when he has a recitation or a presentation to make. He goes forward with outrageous boldness to do it because his dad is on the seat. If it is thus with men how do you think it is with our heavenly father.

Rom 8:15-16 says

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: KJV

Gal 4:6-7 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. KJV

So I can say, I am not fatherless; I am not daddyless; So you cannot intimidate me with your dad. Your father may be a multi-billionaire, Dangote, Obama, Otedola, Obasanjo, or Warren Buffet or Bill Gates. Your Father is not as big as my Father. Your father bows before my father; my father can kill your father, he is richer than your father. You want to know my father: He is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the maker, the creator of the universe, the healer, the redeemer, greater than the greatest, higher than the highest, richer than the richest, he does not die, he does not sleep, he is the almighty God…

So I can sing

I have a Father, Almighty Father;
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a Father

 

3.     I WILL PRAISE GOD BECAUSE I HAVE JESUS AS MY BROTHER:

 Rom 8:16-17 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. KJV

This my brother, is a strong brother. He is the first-born in my Father’s family. He has fought for us and won every family battle. He conquered the arch-enemy of our family. His name is the password to the family treasury. At his name, Satan runs, demons bow, principalities bow, sicknesses bow? What is his name? His name is Jesus? So I can sing

That wonderful name! Jesus!
That wonderful name! Jesus!
That wonderful name! Jesus!
There is no other name I know!

Jesus is the sweetest name I know
He is always just the same,
O praise his holy name
that is the reasons why I love him so much
Jesus is the sweetest name I know

Jesus, precious Je-sus!
I love that name! I love that name
Jesus, precious Je-sus!
There is no other name I know!

 

4.     I WILL PRAISE GOD BECAUSE I HAVE JESUS AS MY FRIEND:

Jesus is not my enemy but my friend. Whoever your friends are determines your destiny. Jesus has the greatest destiny, has the greatest, wealthiest, highest, most powerful father and now he has made me his friend.

He says in John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. KJV

So I can sing again

I have found a Friend in Jesus
He’s everything to me
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lilly of the valley
In Him alone I see,
All I need to cleanse and make me full whole

In sorrow He’s my comfort
In trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll.

                Refrain:

He’s the Lilly of the valley, the Bright and
Morning star, He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

 

5.     I WILL PRAISE GOD BECAUSE I HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVING WITHIN ME:

I thank God I am not possessed by demons and not oppress by devils. I have the Holy Spirit living in me.
In Joel 2:28-29 it is written: 28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Isa 11:2-3 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

It is raining all around me
I can feel it, the latter rain,
Ride on Je-sus, give us more rain
Until we are wet and we are soaked with the latter rain.

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