Give Me My Food
Let my mouth be filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all the day. (Psalm 71:8 NKJV)
This is such a wonderful Scripture from the mouth of God. Many years ago, God impressed this Scripture in my mind and I fell in love with it. I thought within me, “how wonderful it would be if my mouth could exalt and glorify God all day.” Of course I could not praise God twenty four hours a day. However, I developed an attitude of praise, worship and thanksgiving.
I made up my mind to consciously chase after Christ by worshipping God always. Christ is the face of God so by chasing after Christ, I was constantly seeking the face of God.
Whenever I fall short in worship, praise and thanksgiving, the Holy Spirit would say to me, ‘ give me my food.’ His food is His desire and pleasure. He loves worship and praise. He also loves purity and Holiness.
Sometimes my eyes would be closed and He would just write it out for me, ‘thanksgiving.’ At other times, He would also write, ‘praise.’
He would say to me, ‘tell me how much you love me and why you love me.’ We must remember that heaven is a place of praise and worship. God simply loves praise and worship because when we exalt Him, our focus goes to Him instead of our problems, circumstances and difficulties.
Most especially, we need to focus on the fact that Jesus died for us and His blood set us free. We need to rejoice in and celebrate God’s great deliverance on the cross and His power. That is what the devil hates.
The devil knows that God loves and desires constant worship so he provides distractions to discourage us. The Bible tells us to thank God in all circumstances and to rejoice in the Lord always. God really loves worship.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I pray that our mouths will be filled with His praise and glory all day. May we constantly praise and glorify Him.