Reasons To Praise God was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 3rd of October 2021 during the 2nd Service at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.
In his teaching, Rev. Dunamis made mention of the following important points:
1. You praise God because of who He is
Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, [in] the mountain of his holiness.Psalm 48:1 (KJV)
2. Praise glorifies God
Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.”Psalm 50:23 (NKJV)
You must learn to render unto God the sacrifice of praise. Sometimes praise has to be your sacrifice; you are in that mess, but you still choose to praise. You still choose to dance. This was exactly the attitude of Paul and Silas when they were cast into the prison. This is one of the numerous reasons to praise God.
So Paul and Silas prayed and sang, and then there was an earthquake! They was a ‘suddenly’ and they were delivered.
But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.Acts 16:25-26 (NKJV)
Everytime the devil wants to mess you up, he gets you quiet (depressed, no energy to praise God, etc)
You have to make up your mind that no one will steal your joy.
You have to learn to be a God-praiser.
3. You go up with a shout
God has gone up with a shout, The LORD with the sound of a trumpet.Psalm 47:5 (NKJV)
You don’t go up with depression; you go up with shouts of joy. This is one of the numerous reasons to praise God.
There’s a shout for sadness, but your shout should always be the shout for joy.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”Psalm 35:27 (NKJV)
There’s a connection between your shout for joy and your bank account.
The above are some reasons to praise God.