LOAD IT ON YOUR PRAISE
We started out the year 2021 with a list of things that we desired to get done as a ministry. It was meant to be a normal year of trusting God for the seemingly normal things. But I developed a habit that year- I would wake up at night and praise the Lord.
The scripture that drove it was: Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4 NKJV
Amazingly, my spiritual father gave us the same instruction at a meeting very early in the year. It was a great confirmation.
What I did not realise was that God does more than granting us the desires of our hearts. He actually gives us the desires of His own heart for us that our heart has not even captured.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV
One such night (it was an early Sunday morning), I received an interesting message from a friend that he senses that we have a major project we desire to get done in ministry and he wanted to sow into it.
Building was not in our view but I told him that sometime soon, we may likely begin to build. He sowed a huge seed to the work. That was the beginning of a miracle that blew our minds.
How does this work for you as a believer this season?
First, build a culture of delighting yourself in the Lord. Do not allow the atmosphere around you to be lesser than a joyful one. Surround yourself with reasons for thanksgiving. Sanitize your environment with worship. Be deliberate about it. So set aside a time to do it. Have a personal “Hallelujah Challenge” daily.
Second, make sure you have a list of your desires also but be sure that God can alter that list with mind-blowing answers that were never on your list.
Third, load it on your praise. Be deliberate. Dance before the Lord. Play music and worship along. Watch the Lord do what He alone can do. The season may be interesting but load it all on your praise. A man of faith will never cease to praise. A man of praise will stir up faith!