I must start by shouting a very BIG “PRAISE THE LORD” For years, I have desired and wanted to print this book to share with the entire world the power of praise and worship. I have seen praise work in my life like never before and I truly wanted to share this book with as many people as are willing to accept and follow the power of praising God.
I thank God that He has finally made it possible for this book to be completed. The provision to print this book also came as a miracle. I had a strong desire to print this book, so I prayed to God one morning about the finances for it. It was a Faith clinic day, so I had printed out a few chapters from the book to share with those who will be attending on the day.
We used the printouts from the book for praise at the Faith clinic that day. After the meeting, I asked people to ‘sow seeds’ (offer monetary support) to help print this book. There was a lady who arrived a bit late to the meeting. I had never seen her face to face before but had spoken to her on the phone. The Lord had told her to sow $1000 into the ministry. She did not know what it meant, but she obeyed God anyway. When she gave me the $1000 and told me that God had told her to do so, I just knelt down in worship. I told her that the $1000 is for my 1000 praise offering book.
The people at the Faith clinic that day were amazed and greatly encouraged to see how God intervened and instructed this particular helper to support my efforts to be able to print the book. The people who attended the Faith clinic also started sowing their ‘seeds’ towards the book printing. The testimony did not stop there When I told my older sister about the testimony of God’s divine provision, she pledged $1000 also, towards the publishing and printing of the book.
Praise is the password to blessing
Praise is a password because if you praise God with all your heart, it never fails to open doors of miracle and abundance. A password is a code word, a key and a secret code. Praise is an answer, a recipe and a means to an end to problems. It is the explanation to the unanswerable prayers in your life. Praise is the secret that only a few people know and practice. Praise never fails to conquer the impossible.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
The Bible commands us to do this: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5
If you come to God with praise in your mouth, you will never go away empty- handed. For your praise is your password to the abundant blessing that Jesus Christ died on the cross to obtain for you. The bible says, “A time is coming and has now come when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. These are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit and His worshipers must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth”. John 4:23-24
God wants you to worship Him so that He can glorify His name in your life. The bible says in Psalm 50:23 that whoever offers praise glorifies God and He will show him the salvation of God. Salvation is a full package, which carries rescues, release from bondage, relief, freedom, liberation and delivery. In God’s salvation package, you will find complete and total independence for all areas of your life.
God wants to show you His salvation power but to see the fullness of that power, His praise must be in your mouth. I have discovered that after many years of praising God, my life has been coloured with the beauty of God. The bible says, “May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, to carry out the sentence written against them; this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the Lord”. Psalm 149:6-9
All you desire is already yours
• Christ came as High priest of the good things that are now already here. (Hebrew 9:11)
• For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless” (Psalm 84:11)
• “All things are yours”. 1 Corinthians 3:21
These bible promises confirms that all you need is already yours. All that is required of you to bring into manifestation the things you need or desire is to praise God and see how your blessings will manifest. The 1000 praise offering book came to me when I read this scripture in the bible, “Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on the altar. The LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you”. 1 Kings 3:4-5.
I noticed that Solomon’s thousand burnt offerings triggered a change in his life. Not only did God appear to him, but God told him to ask whatever he wanted HIM to do for him. Solomon asked God for wisdom, but God gave him other blessings as well. The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So, God said to him,
“Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have you asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for both wealth and honour so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.” 1 Kings 3:10-14.
I feel that since praise is all we can give God, giving him a thousand praise offering could actually change our lives for good. That was when I started writing this book. As I compiled my praises from the bible, I used them to worship. Whenever I used the book, I noticed a breakthrough in my life. When things looked difficult or impossible, I will bring the manuscript out and offer God a thousand praise offering and within hours or few days, those impossible situations all melted away without me doing anything, but by simply allowing God to do it Himself.