Daily Devotional – 4/25/17 “When praises go up …”

The bible does not say when praises go up, blessings come down. This saying originated from Psalm 67 and has been interpreted to say the line above. Please understand, I am in no way saying that when praises go up blessing don’t come down but there are some things in between that has to be done too. See, you can praise with a hardened heart yet it won’t give you your desired result because Proverbs 28:13 says, “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” Yeah, I have been guilty of saying this too because it is what I learned but when you grow, so should your biblical knowledge.

Psalm 67 says this…

God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.

Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
For You shall judge the people righteously,
And govern the nations on earth. Selah

Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Then the earth shall yield her increase;
God, our own God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us,

And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

Saying, God give me your mercy and bless me. Let your face shine upon me so that I know you are well pleased. For after you bless me, use me to tell the world and spread your salvation. God, let your children praise you, for you shall judge us justly. Let the people thank you. Then the earth will show it, you will bless us and we will honor you!

Beloved, we can praise God but we will not yield an increase/blessing of God until we know God’s way, accept His salvation and offer Him praise.

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Daily Devotional – 9/27/16 “Conditions of your release!”

Some of you are in bondage and have been for some time. This is why, no matter how you try, you end up back in the same place. This is also why you are unhappy, miserable and always crying and complaining. You’re in bondage. You may not want to believe me but that’s okay. You’ll eventually have to admit your problem in order to get help. See, bondage is defined as the state of being a slave and a slave is a person controlled by something or someone. So, let me ask you this; what’s controlling you? Take your time to answer because you be to honest in order to meet the terms of your release and ultimately be free. Now, you do know that debt, addiction, sickness, anger, generational curses, low self-esteem, bitterness and people can control you, right? Well, if you didn’t, you do now. Oh but there’s good news. God is getting ready to bring you out of bondage but there’s some conditions you have to first meet in order to effectively be free.


    1. You have to be committed – Psalm 37:5, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”

    2. You have to admit your faults – Proverbs 28:13, “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

    3. You have to ask for forgiveness – 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

    4. You have to forgive – Matthew 6:14, “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.”

    5. You have to cut ties with your captors – Ezra 10:11, “Now honor the LORD, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the people around you and from your foreign wives.”

    6. You have to remove the clothes of bondage – 1 Corinthians 5:7, “Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch–as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”

    7. You have to choose to stay free – Romans 8:5, “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.”

    8. You have to press on – Philippians 3:14, “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”

    9. You have to change your mindset – Ephesians 5:17, “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

Your release papers are ready but you have a choice to make. Do you want to go free or will you remained enslaved in bondage? The bible says in Romans 6:16, “Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.”

John 8:36, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

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