Praise the Lord!

Praise the LORD!

While reading Luke 8, I came to the passage of scriptures where Jesus seems to be at the in the height of His earthly ministry healing, teaching, sharing parables etc… In fact, He was on his way to raise Jairus’s daughter from the dead when he encountered the women with the issue of blood.

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“And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.” (Luke 8:43-44) She was healed instantaneously from her issues. Many others were delivered and believed in Him because of all what they saw, heard, and experienced.

I have confidence that God is sovereign in the everyday situation of life. He has shown me great wonders and has always proven faithful. God is greater than my circumstances. He healed me from my addictions, changed my heart, and gave me a new life. And I am, and always will be truly grateful for all he had done.

However, I began to mediate on the concept of ‘blessed are the ones who believe without seeing.’ My love for God cannot be limited to only appreciating Jesus for what He has done and what He will do, but to give Him glory for simple who He is. This entails praises Him for being Holy, righteous, loving, graceful, just, compassionate, even when our circumstances are not pleasing to the flesh. And I believe we say it, but do we really mean it?

Praise the LORD!

Praise God in His sanctuary!

Praise Him in His mighty heavens!

Praise Him for His mighty deeds!

Praise Him according to his excellent greatness!

Praise Him with trumpet sound!

Praise Him with lute and harp!

Praise Him with tambourine and dance!

Praise Him with strings and pipe!

Praise Him with sounding cymbals!

Praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!

Praise the LORD!

This psalmist new how to praise his God. My faith needs to be more genuine than earthy deliverance, that’s not embracing true faith in God. Faith means, whether I am visibly delivered or not, I will stick to my belief that God is who the Word and who He says He is. Indeed, there are some obviously lessons to be learned through issues of life, but saints, when are we going to simple rejoice in the great I Am, simply because He is the great I Am. Be blessed! – Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is serving there as a full-time Chaplain. You can email Chaplain Juan at jmendez@americaskeswick.org

Daily Bible Reading: Job 30-31; 1 Corinthians 10:19-33

Think About This: When life gets hectic and you feel overwhelmed, take a moment to focus on the people and things you are most grateful for. When you have an attitude of gratitude, frustrating troubles will fall by the wayside. Dana Arcuri

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And set me before Your face forever. Psalm 41:12

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