And Suddenly

Just recently, God has been challenging me to praise him for things I have been praying for. He instructed me to no longer pray for these petitions as if it hasn’t happen, but begin to praise Him as if it has already happen!

For a stronger confirmation, I opened my bible and fell on the following scriptures and I knew God was once again speaking to me.

Acts 14:25-26 states, “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God, and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.”

Praising through Adversities
The scriptures speak of Paul and Silas who were put into jail for merely performing the great works of God. The act of being placed in jail represents the trials and tribulation we too face today. But the key of this scripture is – that once placed into jail, Paul and Silas did not look at their current situation, but begin to praise Jesus with great power! Their praises were so powerful that all the prisoners heard their praise.
Suddenly
Suddenly! Suddenly, there was a great earthquake, the prison began to shake and all the doors opened and each prisoners’ bands were loosed. The word suddenly is defined as something happening quickly. If you want to see God make big changes in your life, begin to praise him big and immediately God will begin to work on your behalf!

Praises Equal Results
Paul and Silas didn’t praise God because of their current situation, they praise him for what he was going to do. Although Paul and Silas were facing a trial in their lives, they decided to praise him no matter what! And suddenly!

Know whatever you are facing today begin to praise God in advance. And suddenly, you will see your mountains being leveled and your crooked places made straight (Isaiah 45:2)!

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