God’s Word is alive and active, amen? I am loving this month’s daily Bible reading challenge focused on praise. It really has inspired me to live the message and not just read it.
The Lord answered two prayers requests this morning. Taylor, my special needs daughter, had a rough week, as I reported to you last week. But today (Thursday) she had enough strength to take a shower and I feel like that energized her. I’m excited to see how she is doing tomorrow; I’d love to see her up and moving and downstairs to join the rest of the family. Also the Lord worked in a crazy way today, answering a huge concern I had for yet another dilemma. He completely turned the situation around within a matter of minutes. I can’t tell you how grateful I am and yes, I am learning to praise him before and after I see his work! Let’s take a look at this week’s Praise Him Anyway Bible reading summary week 3.
Mary sang a song of praise upon receiving God’s calling on her life. Oh that I would lift him up the same way when I realize the work he has for me. Instead of asking God “Who me?”, I want to declare with joy , “He chose me!”#praisehimanyway #biblereading
For every mountain You brought me over
For every trial you’ve seen me through
For every blessing
Hallelujah, for this I give You praise!” I’m off to listen to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir sing “For Every Mountain.” Every spiritual blessing. Not some. Not a few. Our God has given us every spiritual blessing!! Revel in them today! #praisehimanyway#biblereading
“I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,the praises of the Lord,according to all that the Lord has granted us…” Isaiah 63:7 Father, today we praise you for waking us up. For life and breath. We praise you for the gift of another day. We praise you for the rain outside and a dry place to comfortably rest. We praise you for an adjustable bed and food to eat. I praise you that Taylor is able to eat this morning. I praise you for coffee. I praise you for your presence with us this morning. That while church worship is beautiful, we can have church no matter where we are. Because you are with us! We praise you for your presence and we praise you for mercy and grace. Amen and amen.#praisehimanyway #biblereading
The Pharisees were always shushers. The ones who sought to quiet others but never ceased to whisper their own opinions, head held high. I love, love, love to hear about the mighty works God has done in the lives of others. Jesus told the Pharisees to shush in return. The power of praising God is so great that the rocks would have cried out had the people not praised Jesus. Praise him in spite of the shushers who want to whisper words of defeat today! #praisehimanyway#biblereading
I don’t know about you but I surely do need the entryways of my life strengthened. God, today I’m praising you for strength to make the right decisions at the gates of my mind, heart, and home. May I see your way as the only way. Praise you for this and more on a day when tough situations have already been encountered.#praisehimanyway #biblereading
Have a fabulous Friday and remember to praise him anyway!
By his grace,
Praising Jesus overpowers potential negativity! –One More Step