An extract from a Christian poem by Johnnye V. Chandler admonishes, “Stand in faith, even when you can’t see...
THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 2023
PRAISE GOD BEFORE THE MIRACLE.
MEMORY VERSE: “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed” (Acts 16:25-26).
TEXT: ACTS 16:22-31.
An extract from a Christian poem by Johnnye V. Chandler admonishes, “Stand in faith, even when you can’t see your way; stand in faith, even when you feel like you can’t face another day; stand in faith, even when you feel like all hope is gone…stand in faith, knowing that He can change your situation suddenly; stand in faith; even in those times you feel it’s hard to pray; stand in faith and believe that He has already made the way. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, so stand in faith, because you already have the victory!” This poem depicts the faith of Paul and Silas in our text.
Dear Christian youth, cultivate the lifestyle of praising God in challenging times, like Paul and Silas. Praising God in distress reveals your faith and confidence in Him. God is pleased with such praises. Praises unlock closed doors and help to hasten your miracles. Whatever your present challenges in academics, work, health or finance, as you pray and praise in faith, expect your miracle.
QUOTE: Learn to praise God in all situations.
CHALLENGE: Praises unlock closed doors
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Help me Lord to praise You even in difficult times.