16th AUGUST 2022
And after taking the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up into heaven and blessed them; and He broke the loaves and gave them to His disciples, so that they might set them before the people. And the two fish He divided among them all. And they all ate and were satisfied. Then they took up twelve baskets full of fragments of bread and of fish. And those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men. Mark 6:41 — 44 AFV
Praise has a huge impact on the lives of believers. It fuels our faith to go beyond our grasp of God’s possibilities. Jesus, our model and teacher, provides us with a signal to follow. In our introductory passage, we witness Jesus praise God before distributing an unfathomable amount of food to feed a crowd of over 5000 people, and there was more than enough to go around in the end! Indeed, when we thank God, His glory shines through.
Our worship of God is an indication of how much we trust God. We will struggle to establish a trusting attitude unless we have a continuous time of staying in God through the reading of His Word and prayer.
When we emit real praise, God is moved to honour His word.
According to Hebrews 11:6, it is impossible to please God without faith. Giving God praise in advance is a sign of confidence that results in increase and multiplication. Given the circumstances, it would have been reasonable for Jesus to tell His disciples to have the crowd sent home. Instead, he thanked God and watched the unexpected happen.
It may appear appropriate to express our gratitude to God only after we have experienced or observed a breakthrough. This tale of Jesus, on the other hand, is a reminder to us to glorify God in advance, knowing who we have as our God and Father. The One whose Word has never failed and will never fail, but which endures forever. Our God is good, and He wants what is best for us. When we read the Bible, we can see His kindness to people, which is reason enough to praise the Lord all the time.
Thank You, Father, for always being faithful. Help our hearts to comprehend that we don’t need a breakthrough to praise You. But we will worship You even before our breakthrough because of our understanding of You through Your word.
Further Reading: 2 Chronicles 20:21–23
Bible In One Year: Ezekiel [23–26]
SAVED to SERVE 2022 ‼
Venue: Winners Chapel Ghana💒
Date and Time: 3rd of September🗓️, 4:00pm🕔
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