It was in Philippi that Paul was arrested for preaching the gospel. Thrown in a prison cell and beaten, he and his coworker Silas began to sing songs of joy and praise to the Most High God! This caused a tremendous miracle as the prison doors were flung open and they escaped—but not before leading their jailor to Christ!
What joy and glory came out of Paul’s prison cell! Most of us would be thinking of ourselves and how we could get out; but Paul wanted to send to the Philippian church the revelation of joy! Paul understood what it was to join God on the highway of praise in even the most difficult of times.
Brian Simmons and Your TPT Team
I HEAR HIS WHISPER… “The highway of praise”
Dearest one, as you walk along the highway of praise, I rejoice with you. It is true that you thank My Father for Me and all that I have done for you, but I also thank My Father for you too, the love gift of My Father. You have kept My word and walked deeper in My ways, even when the light was dim and uncertainty surrounded you. I see that you long to be a doer of My Word and not just a hearer, and that you have become faithful even in that which is little as you do your tasks for Me.
Walk with Me on the highway of praise, and I will remove your unbelief. You have asked Me for greater faith. I will grant it to you, but it requires that you walk in the spirit of gratitude for all things. Faith and complaining cannot live together, My beloved. You will either have great faith and gratitude, or you will have great doubts and complaining. Choose the higher way of praise and watch as your faith increases.
The ways of My kingdom are always growing. It is a beauty that grows, a faith that grows, and a holy gratitude that grows deep within you. As you lay hold of eternal life, it will manifest with an undiminished hope. Go forward. Step closer to the eternal flame. Learn the lesson of My servants Paul and Silas, who found even in a prison cell a sanctuary of praise. Lift up your voice with no thought of the past and set your heart on the joy that is before you. Walk with Me on the highway of praise, and your prison doors will fling wide open.
Philippians 4:8-9 The Passion Translation
So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. Follow the example of all that we have imparted to you and the God of peace will be with you in all things.