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#Devotional : GARMENT OF PRAISE*

*GARMENT OF PRAISE*

Text: “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” Isa 61:3

✍The spirit of heaviness is a description of a state in which a man becomes discouraged, depressed and completely disappointed with life.

As it ever happen to you before that you woke up in the morning and for no reason you just find yourself sad with a feeling to stay in bed all day. This is a manifestation of the spirit of heaviness. It’s called the spirit of heaviness because it places a burden on your heart that drags you down. The longer we allow this to go on the deeper we sink into depression.

God has given us the way out. “The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” The word garment simply refers to a cloth that is worn. An understanding of this will help us to understand how praise helps us to overcome the spirit of heaviness.

✍1. Garment is something we wear every day. There is no day of the week that is excluded. Praise therefore must be something we do daily to overcome the spirit of heaviness. As soon as you open your eyes in the morning the first thing to do is to put on your garment of praise.

✍2. Garment is not something we can wear without it been noticed. Everyone that comes across you will notice what you are wearing, except if the person is blind. Praise should be seen all over you. People that know you should know you for praise and not murmuring.

✍3. Garments protects us from sun, insects etc. This is exactly what praise does. It protects us from been depressed, discouraged and disappointed with life. Praise imparts fresh strength and courage into our spirit man to face every day and whatever comes.

ACTIVITY:

Lift up your hand wherever you are and give God quality praise. He deserves your praise in everything.

LEARN MORE:* Ps 34:1-2, Ps 119:164

PRAYER REQUEST: Lord we ask that the breathe of the Holy Spirit will rest afresh over every article on a daily basis. John 6:63

INSPIRATION*

(Giving direction to your day)

Pst Ola Aina

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