Okay. I’m going to go all Steven Furtick on ya now:
You think you are all ALONE, but God is right there with you!
You believe the lie that your MARRIAGE is over, but God says, “Commit it to me!
”You think your JOB is going nowhere, but God wants to show you why you are there!
You were promised a PALACE, but you are in a PIT, God says, “Its part of the journey!”
Yes, LIVING is hard, but God is greater!
Yes HEAVEN seems so far away, but it is closer than you think!
One way to overcome life is through the power of praise. It works. It lifts your spirit, it strengthens your faith. Whether you simply praise God with just words, or if you add music.
From the song, “Praise Him”
Let praise be a weapon that conquers all anxiety
We sing your name in the dark and it changes everything
Let it rise, let praise arise.
We’ll watch the giants fall
Fear cannot survive when we praise You
The God of breakthrough’s on our side
Forever lift Him high
With all creation cry,
God we praise You
Oh, we praise You, oh
Let faith be the song that overcomes the raging sea
Let faith be the song that calms the storm inside of me
Let it rise, let praise arise
This is what living looks like
This is what heaven sounds like
We praise You, we praise You
Try praising God despite what you see, or hear in the natural. Then witness the power that comes with it, or through it, for yourself. You will be glad you did.
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The other day someone said something that irked me to no end! Even several hours later I was still upset. Then I realized, Satan was using what was said to hurt me. I decided to get out my “Satan Spray”. I started singing songs of praise and worship. Next thing I knew, he was gone. I guess he doesn’t like hearing songs that lift up the name of Jesus. Either that, or he doesn’t know the words.
Jam 4:7 So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. (AMP)
Keep in mind Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy. YOU! He will use anyone, at any time, to bring harm to you, God’s own creation. The contents of your “Satan Spray” could include quoting scriptures, prayer, listening to a sermon, etc. The key to “Satan Spray” is this: Use often, and don’t use it sparingly, because Jesus purchased enough through His death and resurrection to last for eternity.
Copyright © 2017 Mark Brady, All rights reserved
Over the last two years I have gotten to know several Chinese people. One of these I had started dating. Her English was not that good when we first started getting to know each other, and my Mandarin, well forget it. We used our smart phones back then to translate a lot of our conversations, but three things didn’t need any translating. Those three things were love, laughter and God.
Today I went to a Chinese church to support a friend who wants to find a church community to belong to. I only understood four Chinese words spoken. During the worship part of the service though I knew the songs because I recognized the music. Then it hit me; when we the body of Christ get to heaven and we sing praises to God every believer will sing in their native tongue, but collectively it will become a beautiful melody instead of being a chaotic mess. So I would have to add one more to the list of things not requiring translating: praise to God.