DCLM Daily Manna 23 July 2019 – Praise Him Before You Receive, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: Praise Him Before You Receive
TEXT: Judges 13:15-25
KEY VERSE: “So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the Lord: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on” – (Judges 13:19).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 23 July 2019
The great composer, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was elderly when he was invited to watch the performance of his piece, ‘The Creation’ in Vienna Music Hall. The presentation was so classic that the ecstatic crowd rose to applaud him for his composition.
But old Haydn surprised all present when he struggled to his feet from his wheelchair in which he was confined for ages and appealed for calm. As they watched to hear him speak, he pointed to the sky, shouting, “No, no, not from me, but from thence comes all!”
Like Haydn, believers need to adore God to Whom they owe their existence. An attitude of gratitude is always pleasing to God as it allows us to praise Him. Manoah, in our text, had received a confirmation of the prophecy given to his wife for the removal of barrenness from his family.
In his excitement, he offered refreshment for the carrier of the good news, not knowing that he was an angel. The angel rejected his offer and requested instead that a burnt offering be made and offered unto the Lord.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 23 July 2019
The easiest way to receive from God is through praise. Praise Him for what is coming. Adore Him for what He is going to do. There is no sweeter song in God’s ears than the song of one who blesses Him for grace that has not yet been tasted, for answers that have not been received but are sure to come.
Therefore, get your harps and sing Him a song of Zion, no matter what you are going through. Though you have no income to meet your needs, you may be childless or even homeless, nonetheless, bless the Lord. Your praise while in distress will be sweet music to His ears. This is the way you may confidently find deliverance. If you can only trust and praise God today, you will see marvellous things that will utterly astonish you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Praise God for grace not yet tasted; it is sweeter to God’s ears.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Chronicles 13-17
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