Make Room For Praise

Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name

— Heb. 13:15

A sacrifice of praise is exactly what is stated, a sacrifice. A sacrifice is a something you must do—it’s an act of surrender. When you understand what praise unlocks for you, this act of surrender becomes something that is constant and easy. When you praise, you just do it. You don't talk to your emotions and see if they line up. You don't look around and see if things are perfect before praising God. When you sacrifice something, you kill it.

What are you killing? What you see, feel and worry about. Webster's dictionary defines sacrifice as “suffer to be lost for the sake of obtaining something”. It doesn't have to make sense in your head! The knockout force of praise will always paralyze the attack of the devil. You offer up the praise and you gain the victory. Yes, you lose your pity party, bouts of worry and constant fear but you gain FREEDOM. 

Don’t just do it once a week, do it constantly and at all times! Confess and glorify His name. Speak out words of thanksgiving to the King of Kings. Thank Him for the provision before you see it. Praise Him for perfect peace and strength. Sacrifice what you see and step into the realm of faith! Bishop Oyedepo says, “Praise is the highest form of prayer.”

So what are you waiting for?