Daily Devotional – 7/14/14 “Give God a Jubilated Praise!”

Jubilation is defined as uninhibited (that’s an unrestrained) rejoicing in the celebration of a victory or success and every now and then this is the type of praise we should give God. Now, I know you’re trying to figure out how you can give God a jubilated praise when momma/daddy is gone but baby rejoice in knowing that she/he is gone to an eternal rest that we all hope to one day experience. Yea, you’re trying to understand how you can rejoice when all of your bills are behind but rejoice in the fact that you’ve lived another day to get your life together to be able to get back on track. How can you give God a jubilated praise when the doctor is saying we saw something in your test results but rejoice now for the healing that’s on the way. Baby, when I sit and think about all the things that could have made me a victim, I offer God a jubilated praise because instead I am victorious. When I think about all the times folk said I wouldn’t amount to nothing and instead of failing, God strengthened me with His favor, I give God a jubilated praise! When I think about the fact that it could have been me, it should have been me or that it would have been me (had I not accepted God); it causes me to offer God a jubilated praise. I don’t have to wait until it’s my birthday to celebrate life when I get a fresh anointing to live every morning. I don’t have to wait until Sunday morning to offer a jubilated praise when God blesses me on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday too. I don’t have to wait until payday to rejoice when God has kept me up until payday. I don’t have to wait until the loan officer says approved because they way God has set this thang up, our name alone has enough merit to get us everything we ask for, if we ask in faith.

In Luke 17 starting at verse 11, Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem when he was approached by 10 (ten) men who were referred to as lepers or folks who were shunned or had leprosy. Now, all of the men begged Jesus to have mercy on them so Jesus sent them to the priest for their healing but get this … they got their healing on the way. However, don’t you know out of the ten only one turned back to offer God a jubilated praise? Well the bible says in Luke 17:15-16, “Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him.” Then Jesus asked in verse 17-18, “Were not ten healed? Where are the nine? Can none be found to come back and give glory to God except this outsider?” God is asking the same thing of us. Don’t you see that we have to give God a jubilated praise every chance we get. Not only because God is worthy of our praise but because He deemed us worthy enough to receive it. God isn’t looking for players but He’s looking for prayers and praises. God isn’t looking for those of us who dance in the sun but He’s looking for those who have faith enough to dance in our storm. God doesn’t need those of us who only call when we fall but He’s looking for those who rejoice while we’re on top. God is worthy of a jubilated praise every day we’re able to put our hand over our chest and feel the warmness of our skin (which means blood is flowing) and feel our heart beating (which means we’re alive) because we’ve scored another victory.

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