Thanksgiving & Praise Secure God’s Presence in Your Home (Part 2) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Thanksgiving & Praise Secure God’s Presence in Your Home (Part 2)
Peace and blessings in Jesus name! Last week, I started teaching on a lifestyle of praise and thanksgiving and we examined what praise and thanksgiving mean. This week, I will be teaching on: Benefits of Praise and Thanksgiving.
There are tremendous benefits that come with thanksgiving and praise and one of them is that they secure God’s presence in your home. What happens when you thank and praise God is that you create a conducive environment for God in your home. The Bible says praise is God’s habitat (Psalm 22:3). That is, where you find praise is where you find God.
There is a popular song that says, “When Jesus is in a family; happy, happy home…” This is true. A home given to praise is the one that is filled with the presence of God, and the presence of God in a home means lasting peace. When there is peace, there will also be unity among the members of the family and when there is unity, the blessings of God just keep flowing. These blessings include promotion, successes in your various endeavours, health, prosperity, divine direction etc. A family that lacks the presence of God will lack the pleasures and joy that His presence carries. That family will suffer setbacks like lack of peace, stagnation, unfruitfulness, sorrow, hardship, sicknesses, disunity and lack of joy. That shall not be your family’s portion in Jesus name!
Create time to thank and praise God, both as individuals and as a family. That is where you find real and lasting peace. The peace of God is for all times and in all situations; it does not depend on anything else or on what kind of situation around you. God’s peace is available even in the midst of war. Exodus 14:14 says: The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. As you engage in praise warfare, He takes over the battle of your life. We see this practically demonstrated in 2 Chronicles 20:20-27 when God told the children of Judah not to fight in the battle against the men of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir who invaded Judah but to appoint men to sing to the Lord and praise Him, and as they began to sing and praise Him, God set ambushments against their enemies so that they helped to destroy one another.
Praise is what to do when you don’t know what else to do. Take praise into every situation and the wonders of God will appear in your midst. Whatever the issue that is threatening to tear your family apart, as you engage in rigorous praise, God will step in and grant lasting peace in your home in Jesus’ name (Matthew 19:26).With this key in your hand, no enemy will be able to disturb the peace of your home any more. You will begin to win every battle effortlessly henceforth.
You can contact the peace you need in your family \ when you surrender your life to Christ because He is the Prince of peace. Your thanksgiving and praise will only be acceptable to God after you are born again. If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and you have become a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ name!
Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.