Pastor sang a lovely solo, Never too Broken to Belong. This lead to his sermon “Living a Life of Praise”.
Our attitude towards praise is powerful; it can impact others. As Jesus was preparing for his death, he comforted his disciples saying “Let not your hearts be troubled. John 14:1. This wasn’t a suggestion but a command; He knew that his followers would soon be facing trouble.
Believers/followers do not need to cry out to God as they only need to reach out.
God is already here, all the time. What the believer needs to do is check their pulse and make sure they are rejoicing and praising God -always. Philippians 4:4. Even work is worship to God. Believers should be praising each day at work. We are not victims of our circumstances; they are only temporary. If we are disobedient, like the Israelites, God will send punishment. Deuteronomy 30:15. Praise Him, trust Him. Praising is not a byproduct but a driving force. Psalm 22:23.
This is the choir song we sang today.
I didn’t find a praise song I wanted to use today so I was led back to this one which works for me!Verses for Today:
Philippians 4:4-5 (NIV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
I thank you Lord for all your blessings. I thank you that you are omniscient. I thank you for giving me praise to trust you in all things. Help me to praise you every day.