God Inhabits Our Praises
The Word says that God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). It’s amazing to think that God, in all His fullness, inhabits and dwells in our praises of Him. When someone asks, “Where is God in this situation?” We know that God is found in our praises. He occupies our praise, and with His presence He brings His love, His healing, His forgiveness, His grace, and His mercy. Whatever is needed to make a situation turn around for the good is present as we praise the Lord.
God inhabits your praises — not just my praises — not just on Sunday in church, but at your home, while you are at work, and when you are washing clothes or preparing a meal for friends and family. God in all His fullness, inhabits your praises. If you could grasp this truth, you would understand that every time you praise Him, every time you worship Him, He is present to meet your needs. As you praise and worship Him, name your needs and watch Jesus answer your needs. He is all you need.
If you think you only need food, air to breathe, etc. You think wrong! Without Jesus we actually don’t need anything else, because without Jesus life is not worth living. I need Jesus. You need Jesus. He is all we need.
Our praise is irresistible to God. As soon as He hears us call His name, He is ready to answer us. That is the God we serve. Every time we praise Him, His presence comes.
Praise and worship breaks through all boundaries of talent and ability. Praise invades hell and excites heaven! When we praise God, we must think beyond notes, form or technique. Praise and worship is a powerful expression of love that transcends the possibilities of music. Praise is a supernatural way of expressing our thanks to our ever loving God.
We must never underestimate the gift and the power of praise and worship. As we obediently bring to Him the little we can offer Him through praise, He is always faithful to respond with the greatness He has to return. As we grasp this weapon of praise God has given us to advance the kingdom, we should ready ourselves for the countless miraculous, supernatural moments in our lives.
Psalm 8:2 says, “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” This verse tells us that even our babies have been ordained by the Lord Most High to silence the enemy with praise. Silence the foe and rebuke the avenger with your praise! When you sing, praise, dance, and rejoice in the face of opposition, you are using the spiritual warfare weapons against the devil. Paul describes this in 2 Corinthians 10:4, when he says, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
No matter what you might be facing, your answer is in the arms of God. Psalm 138:2 says, “I will bow down toward Your holy temple and will praise Your name for Your love and Your faithfulness, for You have exalted above all things Your name and Your word.” This is a powerful scripture. He is exalted above anything that you face — above any disappointment, above any brokenness, above anything that tries to exalt itself higher than the name of Jesus. He has promised us His Name and His Word.