Posts Tagged ‘praise’

God is in the Excepts

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God is in the Excepts

‎”When you think you have nothing, begin to remember the excepts in your life. I have nothing, except, a couple of dollars, I have nothing except the clothes on my back, I have nothing except an automobile to drive, I have nothing except a roof over my head. You see it’s not in the nothings that God works, but God is working in the exceptions.” – Living Waters

We have to shift our focus off of the junk surrounding us and instead focus onto the blessings drenching us! Don’t open your door this morning and step over the blessings in order to get to the complaining. Instead, stop and enjoy the blessings. They’re yours! And before you know it, all of those complaints will be meaningless. You ARE blessed.

“You pour oil of blessing on my head; you fill my cup to overflowing.” – Psalm 23:5b

– Sarah

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Praise Brings Victory!

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No matter what else is going on, we’ve got to remember to get out of a state of misery, and back into a state of praise. If we are busy offering praise, we don’t have time to wallow in misery. I think this is something we have to consciously do, I don’t believe it will ever just naturally happen 100% of the time. After all, He said in this world we would have trouble! They key, though, is what we do with that trouble. Do we wallow, or do we praise. If we determine to praise, and not give up, or grow faint, we will find ourselves soaring on wings of eagles.

Trouble can’t win against praise! We are more than conquerors! We can do ALL things through Him who gives us strength! There is no weapon that will prosper against us! But we must look up, keep our eyes on Him, and PRAISE!

Blessings,

Sarah

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Today’s selection:

Lord God, Mighty God, Worthy God!
Awesome God!

Your Love for me reaches into Infinite places.

I have nothing to offer but Praise. I Praise for the good times and I Praise for the less than good times. I Praise for the answers I have received and I Praise for the questions that remain. I Praise for the moments I feel Your presence and I Praise for the moments You feel far away.

Today, I know God is always here — in me, as me, for me; rooting and standing for my highest success and guaranteed victory.

Today, I know God, there is only an illusion of need, because You alone are my Source and supply.

Today, I know in the rough places, God is there with me. Today, I know in the tough places, God is there with me. Today, I know, God that every crooked place has been made straight.

Today, I know, God that every road that I have taken; in spite of my intention, errant thinking and disobedience, has led me back to You.

Thank You God!
Thank You God!
THANK YOU GOD!

To You I offer Praise!

As I lift my hands, I open my mouth to shout “Hallelujah”! Hallelujah to the Omniscient One! Hallelujah to the Great I Am!

Today, I pray that my offering is accepted.
I let it be so and So It Is!

By Minister Manazerine Baptiste

Praising Instead of Complaining

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Loving this devo selection! I try to be a “Pollyanna” with life, but sometimes I get off track! Praise is a great way to get back on track. 🙂 have a great day everyone!

– Sarah

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Turning Complaining Into Praise
By Wendy Pope

“It is good to praise the Lord … For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.” Psalm 92:1a-4 (NIV 1984)

A few months ago I noticed the climate in my home had changed. It seemed nothing was good enough, attitudes were negative and a lot was being taken for granted. Appreciation had turned to complaint and contentment to displeasure. My family was snippy and short in our treatment of one another.

One day I had had enough and declared, “This has got to stop!”

The Lord whispered the word praise to my heart and showed me we had become praise-less. On the way home from my kids’ school I issued the following decree: “From today forward we are going to be a grateful family, thanking God for everything He does. Whether the blessing is big or small, direct or indirect, we are going to praise Him.”

I purchased a small notebook and placed it and a pen on our TV stand. Later that day, I peeked inside and was delighted to read my daughter had recorded the first praise. “I made brownies today. Dance Central and Kinect gives me a way to exercise inside.” The days followed with more praises recorded from our whole family.

• Mrs. Macedo, my English teacher
• Selling 31 boxes of Girl Scout cookies
• Daddy’s job
• Family devotions this morning
• 85 boxes of Girl Scout cookies sold
• Erin is spending the night
• My ticket was thrown out of court (This was my personal favorite)

The more we gave thanks, the more our attitudes changed.

In today’s key verse, the psalmist teaches us that praising God is good. There is something mysteriously powerful about giving glory to the Lord. The joy created by my family’s praise transformed the once unpleasant climate to one that is now warm and accepting, appreciative and complimentary.

Is our home always full of compliments and kindness? No, we are human and can easily fall back into complaining. But our family’s praise book has made us more aware of God’s goodness and we give praise more readily. We’ve experienced how good it really is to praise God.

Every day gives us opportunities to worship God, whether they seem minute or mighty. Through praise, our burdens don’t seem so heavy and our life becomes a sweet fragrance to those around us.

Try it. Try praising God for the parking space close to the door or the one far away because you have the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors. Praise Him for the kindness of the bank teller. Praise Him for the opportunity to wake up and hear creation’s symphony of praise, even if it is 5:00 am on a Saturday and the dog woke you up.

Give praise today. It’s good for you and will transform you and others.

Dear Lord, I want to sing a song of praise everyday in response to Your goodness. Prick my heart to praise You in the minute and the mighty. You are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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