To sacrifice is to give up something of value to you, for the sake of a greater good, and often, a sacrifice is something that is difficult to give, and in our opening text today, the Bible makes mention of a new kind of sacrifice that you need to begin to make, so you can have unending victory in your life. That is the sacrifice of joy.
In a time of turbulence and constant attacks from his enemies, the Psalmist speaks of a line of action that is uncommon. He chose to offer sacrifices of joy, singing and praising the LORD because he perceived that the LORD would lift his head above his enemies, though they surrounded him at the time. In the face of imminent threat, he chose to praise the LORD; that is a sacrifice!
Your decision to consciously meditate on what God has done and give Him thanks regardless of prevalent circumstances is what the sacrifice of joy is. It is called a sacrifice because it is not palatable to the flesh, but we already know that praise gets God on the scene.
Therefore, in the face of challenges you may face today, choose to give what it takes to maintain joy in your heart, by consciously meditating on what God has done until you see clearly what He can do in your situation. Then begin to praise His name and declare His faithfulness. Then, get ready for testimony because He will come through for you as you give a sacrifice of joy.
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🙏 DAILY PRAYER GUIDE
Father in the name of Jesus, strengthen me in my inner man to give a sacrifice of joy in times of turbulence, and to experience your salvation, in the name of Jesus.
🏞️ PRAYER FOR A NATION – NORTHERN IRELAND
Once home to one of the largest shipbuilders in the world, Northern Ireland’s economy suffered greatly during the decades of unrest. Segregation continues in the nation today, with separate communities and schools dividing the land, between the largely Catholic Irish and largely protestant settlers
1. Prayer for the nation:Father in the name of Jesus, we pray for reconciliation and unity between Protestant and Catholic believers in the nation, that will stand as a model for church unity in the nation, in the name of Jesus
2. Prayer for the leaders: Father in the name of Jesus, grant the leaders of the nation grace to rely on you in their decision-making, and to trust in you alone, in Jesus Name.
🕍 PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – (
Father in the name of Jesus, show your mercy and favour in this set time to Israel. Let your mercy not depart from Israel, in Jesus name.
💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Father in the name of Jesus, we ask that you will cause the spirit of love and unity to rest afresh upon the Body of Christ today, that we all may dwell together in unity, working together to fulfil your will on the earth, in Jesus Name.
☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Father in the name of Jesus, we bind and destroy every anti-revival strategy and operation of Satan in our city that tries to lure men away from you, in the name of Jesus!
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