Psalm 18:1 - 3 “I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.”
The first portion of the psalm starts off with praise for the Lord. After verse 3 it quickly digresses to a state of despair as David describes all the opposition he faces. He is focused solely on the negative. Then from verse 19 to verse 29 he reviews his status and position in God. The effect of declaring who you are in Christ will bring you like David back to a position of praise. Through my God I can scale a wall and overcome a troop. For the bible tells us that greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4) When we reclaim our position in Him, praise will naturally flow from our heart. David said: “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?” (30-31)
The power of who we are in Christ changes our attitude. We can be brought down and out for the count when we focus on our circumstances. But we can change all that by focusing on who we are in Him. When that happens victory is in our mouth and broadcast through our praise. Our words will release power for victory no matter how bad our circumstances appear.
Prayer: "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Oh Lord! I chose to think of your multiple blessings in my life and rejoice in praise to you. My words will bring light, hope and change to all my circumstances. I pray in your name, the name of Jesus, amen!"