The Greater Plan

The Greater Plan

When the Lord doesn’t meet our immediate need, or move the way we expect Him to; change things we don’t want changed, or leave things unchanged we do want changed; do we still worship Him? If things were going our way, we would not need any faith and would only depend on ourselves. However, we are to walk by faith and not by sight. By faith, we trust God for His best when we face the worst.

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, people expected Him to throw away the harsh ruling of the Romans and help them economically. After they realized Jesus’ plan didn’t meet theirs, their Hosannas turned to crucify Him! Their plan was for things around them to be changed; His was for their hearts to be changed through salvation.

Some turn away from the Lord when things don’t go their way instead of drawing closer to Him. God never gives up on us, and we should never give up on Him, even when we question His workings. We trust Him for the best He has for us. He knows our hearts and, with love and grace, takes us from faith to faith, from glory to glory!

Hebrews 13:15 “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”

 

 

 

Pressing in through Praising

Pressing in through Praising

Things of this world, the flesh and the devil, come to hinder our walk with Christ; we must press through to live in our place of victory. The most effective way to press through is by praising the Lord.

The best time to praise the Lord is when we don’t feel like it. There is a strong anointing on the sacrifice of praise we offer to God. It requires pushing our flesh out of the way, taking every thought captive, and obeying, whatever the cost. As we praise Him and thank Him, we see the darkness and obstacles leave. The garment of praise replaces the spirit of heaviness. As we magnify His holy name, we sharpen our weapons of warfare. The more we extol Him, the more we trust His miraculous ways. It keeps us encouraged and edified!

Praising the Lord brings His presence into whatever scene we are facing. Heaviness might surround us from various sources; or some things might affect us more than we realize. As we praise the Lord, we shake the dust off our feet. We proclaim He is worthy, holy, able, mighty, awesome, and moving in our lives! We press through the stress and through the mess, from glory to glory! 

Hebrews 13:15 “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”

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