Thursday, September 2, 2010
Praise- A Sacrafice! Part 1
Lately, it has not been the easiest for me to Praise the Lord. Making the mistake of allowing the enemy to slide in my mind and tell me stupid lies! This is what happens when we find ourselves out of the presence of the Lord. How do we end up out of the presence of the Lord? I'm sure we have all experienced it: DISTRACTIONS!
For example: Getting up late and rushing out the house w/o even talking with the Lord. How about phone calls or children needing our attention right when we are about to spend time with the Lord. Or what about going online with the intent to do one thing and ending up on there for 4 hours, then your too tired to do anything else after that!
This morning, it had started again, I was thinking about an answered prayer that I have been waiting on the Lord to manifest. One minute became one hour of dwelling on this, can you say wasted time! But GOD is faithful! I said a quick prayer: "Lord, give me the strength to praise you today". Next thing I know, although I did not FEEL like it, I was thanking Him and it shifted into praise and then Worship!
It is not about what we feel like. It's not about waiting for the right moment, what is the right moment to praise Him anyway? At all times!!
My prayer is that we will continue press past how you feel and you will praise Him at all times!
Psalm 34:1 "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth".