“And WHEN they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush against the men of…” (2Chr. 20:22)!! When they began to praise, sing, give thanks, to declare “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures FOREVER!” When, WHEN, when, WHEN, when, when!!!!! When we begin, when we decide to praise, make a choice, get up, get movin!! When we praise He responds. He reacts, and sets ambush against our enemies!! Its a powerful interaction, I just tried it, thanking him, inviting him to come and make sense of my heart.
Instead of praise I will try to figure it out, or I will climb up on my emotional wall and look down and get scared! FREAK OUT!! (wasn’t that a song?) Anyways, the power of praise, telling my soul, L-E-T-S-G-O, let’s go, let’s go.. lets praise God!! Let the worshippers go first, see what happens!!
What does this change in me, well it shows that what I really need lives on the inside of me! Christ in me, He dwells within me and all I have to do is acknowledge him, and thank him and my peace changes… i can really trust that he’s got me and its gonna be okay! It sounds cheesy but what it looks like in my life is being real and telling God my hurts, my fears, my joys, my challenges, walking hand and hand with him even when i don’t like him or don’t understand whats going on. He takes first place, best friend status for sure!! I feel like he is doing a really deep work in my heart and praise is like a way to speed up the process and not get mad when it hurts. Just to remind my heart who He is and why He is good!!
Here is a new line to one of my songs I think will become a song!
“Mystery talker come and speak to me, untold stories and things unseen!” Thats a fun one, anyways have a great day… TBC…
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Hey Michellie – so I finally got a blog up on blogger! Just thought I’d tell ya! Love ya!