Scripture : Joel 3: 13. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Everyone is a trained farmer understand what we use the sickle for! It is simply for harvest! Sickles are useless when there’s nothing to harvest but are useful when there’s harvest of encounter!

Yesterday we concluded by introducing our sickle as praise. Today, we shall examine how the sickle of praise is becomes a harvesting tool.

Our opening scripture fired out:
Joel 3: 13. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe:…

What then is a sickle?

A sickle is a tool for harvesting grains from the field. In the same vein our sickle of Praise, is use to bring in our harvest.

How does Praise become a tool for our harvest?

1. When it is done deliberately:

Psalm 9: 2. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

This is the kind of praise, you deliberately enter into and not because you were cajoled, coarsed or forced into it. You make up your mind to have a date with God on continual basis like the psalmist declared a ‘I will sing praise to thy name ‘!

David understood this kind of praise and decided to set apart 4,000 men to take up the responsibility of praising God.

1 Chronicles 23: 5. Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

2. It is a praise that is done with all your heart :

Psalm 9: 1. I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

This is a praise your spirit, soul, and body is involved in. You are not praising God absent mindedly, rather you’re doing it with the totality of your being.

Beloved, do you desire a harvest in any realm, then engage the mystery of deliberate praise. Let the totality of your life be involved in the praise. It will open strange doors you least expect.

Beloved, are there people, you have helped in life and when it is time to harvest the labour of love in their lives, they turn their backs on you.

Don’t be bitter against them, stop bothering yourself unnecessarily. Instead of complain, quarrel and becoming bitter simply switch to the tool of praise.

Do you know there is a God that can make the axe-head to swim(2Kg.6:4-7)?

That’s the God of restoration! He will bring back your lost glory, lost hope, lost relationship, lost contact. Whoever needs to be back into your life for you to have your harvest this season, God will restore him/her back to you.

One thing you must do is deliberately choose to praise God. Even when it seems all thope is lost, go ahead and give praise to God Almighty because He doesn’t forget your labour of love.

Hebrews 6: 10. For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! Your decision to serve God by surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus is your sure ticket to spend eternity with God. Don’t lost it.

Prayer points:

– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I receive grace to engage the mystery of praise in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy the release of all your hanging blessings in the name of Jesus.
– The God that made iron to float, will certainly restore your wasted years in the name of Jesus.
– You are not permitted to end the year empty handed in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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