Shalom dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Yes we are Christian and yes we hold on to faith, promises and keep hope even during trial and tough times right?
But we can't ignore the fact that some battles are harder than we thought nor negate the fact that some victories are taking much longer to happen then we would want to admit, in all reality we are mere humans and at times our faith is stretched to its limit which we only realize once our limit has been reached.
We pray, fast, wait,serve ,worship and praise but the key to be joyful in the midst of these storms is Praise.
Well ,Cleary in Genesis and throughout the Bible God talks about wanting his creatures to glorify him therefore ,praise is the highest glorification he can be given which is why it is the key.
I have learned that music can be a good way to get in the mood, finding spiritual music that speak to our feelings sets us in the right atmosphere to praise.
Singing and dancing brings happiness ,relief and joy.
Its easy to praise God when we are in our winning season but it is harder in our "I hit my limit" season but this is the most powerful praise as it requires true reverence and submission to undertake yet, it is also the most effective and speed releasing process.
In Luke 18, God talks about the persistent widow and states that if we like her persist in asking he will "speedily" rescue and answer us.
God whom talks a lot about perseverance and patience which we experience throughout our lives now speaks of speed?
Praise is your weapon,it makes God happy.
Its like when you are sad and somehow someone brings your favourite food, beverage or you watch your favourite movie or talk to your best friend these moments where you feel so happy quickly and forget instantly your sadness since something you truly deeply enjoy is right at your fingertip this is praise to God and even more when he sees how you feel and regardless have taken a step out of your pain to make him smile.
Music is an open doorway to joy, find good music to cheer up and then praise God and see how he reacts.
Here is a song that summarizes this little advice I wanted to share to encourage anyone in need today a very good song!
Tattooed By Your Blood
4/23/17 Sunday 10:03am-10:58am
Turning left to right,
Each day and each night,
I know why I fight,
For you’ve shown me your light,
For you’ve given me life.
My spirit has lifetime insurance,
It’s given me a reason to dance,
It’s a never ending abundance,
A never ending life that still comes to overflood,
For that night, I was tattooed by your blood.
My spirit will never face death,
No, not again,
One day, I will take my last breath,
Though I don’t know when,
It’s your love and life that I’ll have left.
Though each day my flesh shows it’s ways,
And each day demons remind me of my worst days,
I remember that after I was tattooed by your blood,
I am a new creature and forgiven by your grace,
For me you gave up your life & washed all my sins away.
No matter how much blood I shed,
It’s not like the blood you have shed.
For my body may lose it’s life,
But yours has brought me to life from death.
For when I was tattooed by your blood that night,
For when I was brought up from darkness to light,
My heart has completely transformed,
And now my spirit is reborn!
It’s a miracle only you can perform!!
I’m thankful that you’ve shown me eternal grace,
I’m so glad that one day I may see your face.
For something so priceless and grand,
It will be a privilege to hold your hand.
I could spend all my life thanking you forever,
For a life with you cannot get any better.
It’s sad to see the world doesn’t know you,
It’s sad to see how much they need you, too.
It’s sad to see they don’t know it’s you they need,
It’s sad to see they refuse you for their own greed.
I’m glad to see there’s at least a few you will save,
I’m glad to know it’s not based on how we behave.
I’m glad to see how you have changed who we are,
I’m glad to know you take the deepest place in my heart.
I hope others will understand it’s you they need,
And the reason that day your body would bleed.
I could see after you gave me a tattoo and covered my eyes with mud,
And the same for them, they just need the same exact tattoo by your blood.
I understand all this because…
That is the way I once was,
Before I was tattooed by your blood.
Praising God is something
We should do throughout each day
Counting all the blessings
That we find along the way
Some we take for granted
Like our breath, our voice, our rest
Also the endurance which can
Get us through each test
Then there's friends and family
We must treasure while they're here
Showing them we love them so
And telling them they're dear
Thankful for protection
And for healing as we mend
Grateful for provisions
That God faithfully will send
Most of all, to praise Him
For the wondrous plan He made
When He sent down Jesus
And the price for sin was paid
By Omegaman 3.0
Daily Reading 26 If you prefer, you can look up the following verses in your own Bible, of by whatever means and in whatever version you choose. Luke 19:28-48 Genesis 34 Psalm 26 Audio 5:28 Audio 4:18 Audio 1:11 The above addresses are linked to Bible Gateway. That is an easy way to read (or listen to) the Bible verses, and choose your version. Personally, I prefer written, that way I can go at my own pace, on think about it, before moving on. Nothing wrong with doing either or both. The Bible says faith comes by hearing. See the picture below to get an idea of what to expect if you follow the above links.
Note: The audio will not play the exact verses, it will play the whole chapters, in which the verses exist.
Thank you Lord for making the your word so accessible for us in these times. Amen