April 14, 2022 – Praise Before the Victory
Sermon: 5722 – Praise Your Way to Victory
Pray Over This
“So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, ‘Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.’”
If you’re in the middle of a problem, begin to praise God, because He says, “The battle is not yours, it’s Mine.” You do have a part in the battle. Your part is praise. And you can’t hide until the battle is over and then praise the Lord. You may think, “Lord, when You’ve done it all, and when You’ve given me the victory, then I’m going to praise You.” But God says, “You’re not going to have any victory until you start praising, until you start singing.” You may naturally respond, “I can’t sing and praise yet because I don’t have any victory yet.”
We are to give praise that comes not after the victory, but before the victory. Why is this? That is ultimate faith—when we begin to praise God before we see the answer. It’s our way of saying, “God, we don’t know how You’re going to do it. That’s none of our business to know. But You’re bigger than this problem. And, therefore, I praise You.”
Make a list of ways God has provided for you and given you victory in the past. Consider how you might recall these instances as a catalyst for praise in future difficulties.
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