Thursday, July 18

6 Week Club: Take A Praise Break



Sisters in Christ,

Come on in and grab a cup of cucumber, lemon and mint water. Let's take a moment and praise the Lord.

 It's easy to worry about the things we don't have, the things we can't change, or complain about the foolishness of life.

It is very easy to say thank you. However, we sometimes get caught up in ourselves and our text messages, cell phone and tweeting. It is important to thank the Lord for all the blessings he has given you. You have to just look around your life and appreciate your blessings.

If you took the time you would realize just how blessed your are. There are many women taking shots and praying for a baby. The Lord bless you with children yet you curse them. Many women still yearn for their father's being in their lives yet you spit in the face of yours. There are millions of children who go to bed hungry at night, yet every week you throw away food for your refrigerator just because you don't feel like eating it. Many of you complain about your husband not being just like you but I know several single women over 30 years old dying to have a man they can call their own. Imagine, Michael Jackson despite all his earthly wealth just wanted a good night sleep.

Hallelujah is a literal transliteration of the Hebrew for “Praise the Lord.” Have you realize that giving God praise is not about you? It's about God. We can not enter into his presence if he doesn't invite us in. Praise is not about us feeling close to God, or having a warm fuzzy feeling. Praise is about us worshiping Jesus, it’s about Jesus, and it’s to Jesus and for Jesus. Praise is not a worldly sacrifice; it is an offering of ourselves in love and adoration to our creator. When you praise the Lord you really are giving yourself away to him.

Today take time and take a Praise Moment, the Lord has done so much for you.

Praise the Lord, all nations!
    Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord! (Ps. 117:1)

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