“…thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines… thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp…”
(1 Samuel 10: 5)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
Our Focal Scripture introduces a company of prophets who were coming down from the high place with a psaltery, a tabret, a pipe and a harp. They had musical instruments; they had instruments of praise; put differently, these prophets were in a praise mode.
There was a Philistine garrison on the hill of God at the time when these prophets had instruments of praise. There was an enemy occupation while they praised. They were praising despite what was not in order; they praised despite a problem that was yet to be rolled away; they praised God in the midst of opposition.
Friend, whatever opposition or challenge you face this year, don’t let anything steal your praise. Don’t allow unanswered prayers to steal your praise; don’t allow the promotion that is yet to come to steal your praise; don’t allow the pending achievements to steal your praise; don’t let any difficulty, past failures, or whatever is wrong in your environment to steal your praise.
Your praise to God is a catalyst for divine intervention and exceeding expansion. If you dare to praise God despite what is not working, He will show up to make things work for you. If you embarrass the devil with praises despite your storms, God will have no option but to embarrass you with His goodness.
Praise God through the good and the bad; praise Him when things work and when things don’t work, and God will give you more than you asked.
Psalm 149: 6 says: “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;”
Pray With Me: Lord, I vow to praise You no matter the opposition I face this year, in Jesus’ name!
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This Friday, God Will Enlarge Your Territory.