Daily Capsule - Fr Francis Afu
30 Jul 2017
Capsule for the Day
In the heart of every man, every woman is the desire to praise God. It is one thing to fulfil this desire and another to deny it or ignore it. The later leaves us restless and empty despite our achievements and breakthroughs. The former bears the fruit of the seasons of God's blessings.
The truth is we were all created for praise. Praise is our vision, praise is our destiny. The more we praise God, the more we become fully who we are. For praise connects us with our Creator. It builds in us a childlike confidence that enables us to trust God even when the reality is all dark.
Praise is different from thanksgiving. To praise God is to acknowledge Him for who He is. To thank God is to acknowledge Him for what He has done or He is doing. The power of praise is: it reveals God to us and it enables us to let Him be God in our lives. And there is nothing greater than this.
Fr. Francis Afu