The Cure for Depression

One of the biggest problems facing humanity is depression. When depression set in, inertia comes to play. Inertia is a period of lack of activity. Meaning that people facing depression lose interest in what they used to do enjoyably. Behind depression, there is a spirit of heaviness. How can you overcome the Spirit of heaviness?

Depression is a stealer of joy. The thief (the devil) comes to steal, kill and destroy. If you are not depressed, you cannot be oppressed. It’s a wicked strategy to first depress people to oppress them.

The cure for depression is praise. There are no frustrated praise warriors – there are frustrated prayer warriors.

There is divine visitation in praise. Abraham was giving God glory when God visited Sarah. I do not know what is believing in God for, probably you have waited for a long without any result. You’ve prayed and been to several mountains and yet there is nothing to show for it. It’s time to change your approach by adding praise to your efforts.

“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,”  (Romans.4:20).

Hannah fretted and worried. She blamed God. She blamed her husband but nothing happened. But when she stopped weeping and changed her sad countenance to joy. The miraculous exploded. If you think that your weeping will move God, that is another lie from the pit of hell. God is only moved by your faith. When Jesus cried, nothing happened (there was no miracle). For all those who came to Jesus with a cry, the first thing He did was to comfort them. Then followed a miracle.

Praising God in the midst of a hopeless situation is a sign of strong faith. Paul and Silas demonstrated strong faith by recourse to praise in the prison and God showed up (See Acts.16:25-34).

Multiplication is a product of appreciation. Nothing dies in the hands of a praise warrior (whether business or career). Praise expands people. The reason many people are small in life is a lack of praise (See Jeremiah.30:19).

“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.”

“Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.” – Psalm.67:5-6

I will leave you with this scripture:

Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again.

Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.

For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money, you will be redeemed.Isaiah.52:1-3

How to Praise God

How to praise God

How to praise God” is written by Adeola Adedoyin

We were able to discover in our last teaching the value in praise and the wonders in praise.

It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord(psalms 92:1) one of the wonders of praise is that it ushers you into the presence of the lord(psalm 100:4). in the presence of God, the there is fullness of joy(psalm16:11). It is impossible to be in the presence of God and remain the same.

I will discuss tonight three ways to praise God.

The first way to praise the Lord is by Singing and Dancing: Singing and dancing by a true child of God reflects the joy bubbling in one’s heart. No one can be truly happy and successfully hide it. It is written that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Singing and dancing can be a reflection on the mighty work of God that we have seen and heard. This attitude is not limited in scope. People of all age groups are to praise God. (Matt21:9; Hosea 2:15).

When we sing and dance in the presence of God like a baby without mindful of who is watching us, this make God to be delighted in us. And when father is delighted in His child, He shower blessing on such child.

King David knew this key, whenever he is praising God, he will sing and dance like a baby. This attitude make God to be happy and make God to call king David the man of his soul.

When we’re joyful our praise will go to our God and He will shower His blessing on us.

The second way of praising God is by Clapping And Instruments of music:

The clapping of hands and the use of instruments of music are other way a Christian can express his or her appreciation to God. Psalm41:1 says, oh clap your hand all ye people.
When it is done orderly and decently, it is pleasing unto God.

We can use various instruments of music like trimbrel, volin, organ, piano, and drum to praise God (psalm150:1-6). This attitude pleases God and it makes Him to be happy with and shower His blessings on us.

The last third way of praising God is Praising God in the Holy spirit: We re enjoined to redeem the time because the days are full of evil (Eph5:14-19).

A way of doing this is to make a melody in our heart and sing spiritual songs, this preventing the tongue from going astray. We can hand over the tongue to the Holy spirit to sing spiritual songs to the lord.

In conclusion we are enjoined to be the doer of the word not the hearer only.

Today’s teaching is a practical one which should be put into practice now and always. Sing unto the lord, dance unto him, clap your hand, use musical instruments to praise your maker. All these pleasing Him and there is a great reward for doing this.

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