Thanking Jesus Ahead Of The Answer

READ:   Psalm 103:1-5  Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.   Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.  He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.  He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.  He fills my life with good things.  My youth is renewed like the eagles! 


We are told in scripture to PRAISE THE LORD.   It's easy to praise Him in the good times - when you are on the mountaintop and everything is sunny and pretty.   But it's hard to praise Him when you are in the valley.   Not just in the valley - but in the valley and yet so far down that you can't even see the sun's rays.  

Today, the Lord impressed my heart that when we go through hard times, and when we petition the Lord for an answer to our prayers - and we wait and wait and wait - - - - we are to PRAISE HIM and THANK HIM  ahead of time for the answer.   For instance if you are expecting a healing - PRAISE HIM that you are healthy. If you are waiting for a financial breakthrough - PRAISE HIM that you have more than enough.     

What are you needing from the Lord today?? - go ahead and in faith PRAISE HIM AND THANK HIM ahead of time for what you already have in the spirit.