Tag: Praise

All For His Glory

“Whatever I have, it is my desire that it is from the Most High’s hands. Whatever I do, I pray will be His doing and approved by Him. For I live to give Him all the glory.” DENyamekye

Peter and John had this same desire and prayer as I do when they lived to fulfil their purpose in Christ.

They were without doubt that God was with them. Among other disciples of Jesus, they had received and been baptised in the Holy Spirit (John 20:22, Acts 2:4) and believed Jesus when he said they would do greater works than He did if they believe in Him (John 14:12). Everything they did was for the glory of God in Christ.

Peter and John knew that without Christ they were nothing (John 15:5) and their mission was not to build treasures for themselves on earth (Matt.6:19-20). Instead their heart was knitted with their purpose which was to preach the gospel and perform miracles of healing and deliverance.

This is evidenced in Peter’s response to the cripple at the temple gate called Beautiful. When he asked Peter and John for money they replied in humility

“I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” (Acts 3:6 NLT).

They were bold because they exercised their Christ delegated authority and power knowing that whatever they ask in Jesus’ name will be granted to them as He had promised (John 15:7). As they do the works of Christ in his name, Christ brings glory to the Father through them (John 14:13).

After the cripple was healed, Peter knew that he had to give honour and glory to God for performing this miracle of healing when he saw all the people running towards him and John. He had a reverential fear of God and did not for one moment want the crowd to think he and John had any power of their own to heal anyone.

The bible states that Peter “saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd”:

“People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness? 13For it is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of all our ancestors—who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this. This is the same Jesus whom you handed over and rejected before Pilate, despite Pilate’s decision to release him.

14You rejected this holy, righteous one and instead demanded the release of a murderer. 15You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!

16“Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes. (Acts 3:12-16NLT).

May God help us all to be as Peter and John as we live to fulfil our God given purpose on earth; Giving him all the glory and praise for every accomplishment however small or large.

Have a blessed day in Christ.

Deborah Esther x

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Petition & Praise: Self-sacrifice and Surrender

Deliver me from every deception O LORD, my Father!

You desire truth in the inward parts.

You are the only one who cleanses my soul.

I offer myself to you once again as a living sacrifice.

I give you my heart in exchange for your truth, never to be re-sold.

All within me bows before you. My entrails hail you as LORD!

My knees bend on their own accord. Freely my mouth utters praises and my body willingly follows your leading.

Fastened by your Word, I abide in your presence forevermore.

Scriptural inspiration:

“Buy the truth, and do not sell it” Prov. 23:23

“Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts” (Psa.51:6)

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2 KJV)

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Exaltation (Praise) unto God. (Based on Psalm 125, 126)

Merciful Father,

We give you thanks and praise for you have delivered us from captivity, that we may sing praises to you, that our mouths may be filled with laughter.
People see what you have done and say among themselves “the LORD has done great things for them” (Ps.126:2).

May some who are enemies be like Rahab LORD and turn from their wicked ways, when they hear of your might and power in our lives.

May they show us favour and accept your Right Hand and be set free, washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

We are more than conquerors!

We give you thanks and praise! We shout for joy because “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Ps. 126:3).

When we sowed in tears there were times when we thought that we would never overcome.

But how dare we, for we serve a God who is oh so faithful, one who never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever more.

You said in your word “those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”(Ps 125:1).

We trust you LORD!

You are our Protector, always surrounding us as the mountains surround Jerusalem.

Father you decreed that “the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous” (Ps.125:3).

You have preserved us from evil, from the decrees of the powers of darkness by your mighty power.

May your presence abide with us forever more!

In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.

©01/07/2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye

Yahweh Sabaoth (The LORD of Hosts)

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Merciful God,
My heart is overwhelmed for
you came down from your majestic throne as a Man of war leading your armies and broke through the fortress of my imprisonment,
the cage of my captivity.

You battled the hordes of hell, the powers of darkness, in the abyss of deception and the trenches of affliction.

You took hold of the horned Prince of darkness and hurled him out of my way and lifted me up, washed me clean and set me along your glorious path.

Your wonders to perform.
Your acts to make known.
Your works to declare.
Your will to be done.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 21/10/ 2016

God’s Voice – The Greatest Sound of All (Praise Poem)

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God Almighty,
talking, chirping, mooing and barking
are sounds that we hear from some
of your creatures great and small.
The creature in your image has the
greatest sound of them all.

When we hear the sound of the gusts
of wind, drops of rain, hooting cars,
the screeching train and the cracking
violent sound of thunder from the sky,
it’s the daily melody of Your created earth.

When we hear the sound of the
rise and fall of spluttering waves,
the ship docking and berthing,
ocean sea gulls wailing and squawking,
it’s the melange of stillness and squalling
of the coastal shores you created.

None of these sounds LORD, have
the power to change lives as your
mighty voice, nor match the sound of
your soothing words of comfort when
we seek your fortitude.

There is no sound on earth greater
than your voice that “thunders over the
mighty sea, [and] is powerful;majestic,
splits the mighty cedars; ..
shatters the cedars of Lebanon..
twists mighty oaks and strips the
forests bare…everyone shouts, “Glory!”

So to you we ascribe all our worship,
declaring: “The LORD rules over the
flood waters.The LORD reigns as king
forever.The LORD gives his people strength.

The LORD blesses them with peace (2)
“The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved:

he uttered his voice, the earth melted.” (3)

Quotes: (1)Psalm 29:3-5, 9 (2) Psalm 29:10-11 (3)Psalm 46:6
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 16/03/2016

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Exaltation (Praise) unto God. (Based on Psalm 125, 126)

Merciful Father,

We give you thanks and praise for you have delivered us from captivity, that we may sing praises to you, that our mouths may be filled with laughter.
People see what you have done and say among themselves “the LORD has done great things for them” (Ps.126:2).

May some who are enemies be like Rahab LORD and turn from their wicked ways, when they hear of your might and power in our lives.

May they show us favour and accept your Right Hand and be set free, washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. 

We are more than conquerors! 

We give you thanks and praise! We shout for joy because “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Ps. 126:3).

When we sowed in tears there were times when we thought that we would never overcome. 

But how dare we, for we serve a God who is oh so faithful, one who never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever more. 

You said in your word “those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”(Ps 125:1).

We trust you LORD! 

You are our Protector, always surrounding us as the mountains surround Jerusalem.

Father you decreed that “the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous” (Ps.125:3).

You have preserved us from evil, from the decrees of the powers of darkness by your mighty power. 

May your presence abide with us forever more!

In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.

©01/07/2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye

Exaltation of Warrior God & His Chosen King, Jesus Christ

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Scriptural Exaltations II: Exaltation of Warrior God & His Chosen King, Jesus Christ

Most High God, you have shown yourself to be a warrior God on behalf of your people, I give you praise and exalt your name above every name for you are the only mighty, unconquerable Great One!

The righteous are filled with joy and sing your praises for you sent Jesus Christ, your Chosen King in righteousness and at His baptism when the Spirit descended upon him, you said “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased” Then when the Prince of Peace, Jesus began his victorious life to take back the world you so love, while fasting in the wilderness he overcame the Prince of this world.

You handed over the nations to Christ as his inheritance with authority and might over them. Indeed he, your chosen King, is the one anointed for victory and all saints through him for he said “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free…”
So “Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one.
Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.Then in anger he rebukes them,terrifying them with his fierce fury.
For the LORD declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”

To the kings seated on thrones entrapped in hell, the LORD warns
“Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth! Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Submit to God’s royal son,[a]or he will become angry,
and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!”

Most compassionate God you said in ancient times to Israel “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you.I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. See, all your angry enemies lie there,confused and humiliated.Anyone who opposes you will die and come to nothing. You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you.
Those who attack you will come to nothing. For I hold you by your right hand—
I, the Lord your God.
And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.”

In these times you continue to assure your children of your love and care. “Do not be anxious about anything, bring your petitions to me with thanksgiving and I will give you peace, that surpasses all understanding”, “Give all your worries and cares to me for I care for you” are your comforting words to your people.

“Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. Our God is a God who saves!
The Sovereign Lordrescues us from death. But God will smash the heads of his enemies, crushing the skulls of those who love their guilty ways. The Lord says, “I will bring my enemies down from Bashan;
I will bring them up from the depths of the sea.You, my people, will wash your feet in their blood, and even your dogs will get their share!”

Oh gracious LORD, you assure us that we are more than conquerors through the lover of our souls, Christ Jesus; He has given the Saints authority to trample upon all the powers of the enemy and promised that no harm will come to us. We are raised up and seated in heavenly places with God in Christ Jesus, exalted as he is, for through him we “are a chosen people…royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession.” As a result, we can show others the goodness of God, for he called us “out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”

People of God, the children in His quiver, do not fear for
Jehovah is
Gibbor, the Mighty Man of War,
Nissi, the LORD my Banner (Standard & Standard-bearer) and
Sabaoth, the LORD of the Hosts of warring Angels.

The anointed warrior king is our Christ, the rider on the white horse “named Faithful and True for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war” and “subdues kings before him, he turns them to dust with his sword to windblown chaff with his bow, he pursues them and moves on unscathed” to bring down the might of more kings and takes lands in cyclical splendor.

In victorious declaration, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords daily raises his banner and pierces his scepter of righteousness on fallow ground and decrees as the loud voices in heaven “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.”

Quotes (NLT unless stated) scriptural references in this sequence: (1)Matt.3:17 (2) Ps.2:7-9 (3) Luke 4:18-21 (4)Ps. 2:1-6
(5) Ps.2:10-13 (6) Is.41:11-13
(7) Phil 4:6-7 (8) 1 Peter 5:7 (9) Ps.68:19-23 (10) Romans 8:37 (10) Luke 10:19 (11) Eph. 2:6 (12) 1 Peter 2:9 (13) Rev 19:11 (14) Is.41:2-3 NIV (15) Rev. 11:15 KJV

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 22/02/2016