Daily Devotionals

YOUR PRAISE, YOUR VICTORY (Carrying God's Presence)

“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3 KJV The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines inhabit as "to occupy as a place of settled residence or habitat" or "to be present in or occupy in any manner or form". This means that God takes residence in our praise and occupies the place of praise. Where there is praise, God is present. In 2 Chronicles 5:13 & 14, when the Ark was sent into the temple, praise was offered with cymbals, harps, trumpets and singing unto God. The resultant effect of that praise was that the glory of God filled the temple so mightily that the Priests couldn't stand to minister. Praise is a key to bringing down God's presence upon us. God is most present in an atmosphere and environment of praise. So when you love to praise the Lord, you will always carry God's presence with you wherever you go. Today, I admonish you that when you find yourself in a difficult situation and are in sure need of God's intervention, lift up praise unto Him and you will see Him stepping in for you. #Prayer Father, as I lift up praise unto you, may I always see you occupy and be present with me, in the name of Jesus.