Publisher Shearon Hurst www.wherepeacefulwaters.com Issue 48 December 22 2004
CAN’T PRAISE HIM JUST ONCE!
Psalms 34: I will bless the LORD at all
times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
remember the Lay’s potato chip commercial? Lays boasted that their chip
was so good that you could not eat just one and stop. The commercial
showed people trying their best to stop after eating one potato chip, but
the taste and urge for another was so strong and they would end up eating
more than just one (wonder what they put in those chips). The
commercial went on to encourage viewers to try Lays potato chips and
issued a challenge to them that when they did, they wouldn't be able to
eat just one. …And guess
what, no one could eat just one.
say it just once… THANK YOU JESUS!!!
THANK YOU JESUS!!!
34:8 O taste
and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
We need to take
more time out and just look at what God does for us on a daily basis.
If we did this, the number of “ Thank you Jesus” would continue
to grow and grow so that we wouldn’t have time to worry about anything.
You wouldn’t have time to think about what so and so said, or
what they are trying to do to you. You would be so busy praising the Lord
that nothing - I mean nothing - would bother you. HALLELUJAH!!!! THANK YOU
Reading 2 Chronicles 20:1-30
matter what you are going through this day, God is bigger than anything
you will ever face. Nothing
should stop you from praising Him. Nothing!
take a short look at the story of Jehoshaphat as he points out the
importance of the praise and thanksgiving we offer to the Lord.
Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, was faced with an overwhelming enemy and found
great victory by turning to the Lord and trusting Him and giving Him
enemy was a vast army that had come to make war against him. Perhaps,
that’s how you are feeling (or were feeling before you starting saying
THANK YOU JESUS) In light of your own trials and tribulations, you can
readily identify with Jehoshaphat’s great concern over this situation.
He was alarmed. Afraid and
discouraged he realized that he had no power to face this vast army, and
did not know what to do. Although
he did not know what to do, one thing he did know.
He knew that his only hope was to turn to the Lord for help. Amen!
He "resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for
all Judah". He sought the Lord and prayed: "…We do not
know what to do, but our eyes are upon You". There is no shame in
telling the Lord you don’t know what to do. You may pretend with others
and try to fake it, but you can never fool the Lord. He knows!
Jehoshaphat knew that even though he was powerless over the enemy,
the Lord has awesome power: "O Lord…are You not the God who is
in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might
are in Your hand, and no one can withstand You".
God has ALL POWER! Thank
as Jehoshaphat did. Go before the Lord with prayer, and fill your heart
with praise to the Lord. Put
on some praise music and "to sing to the Lord and to praise Him
for the splendor of His holiness…saying, ‘Give thanks to the Lord, for
His love endures forever’". You will experience what
Jehoshaphat did. For it was when they began to sing and praise that the
Lord set the ambushes against the enemy.
So don’t fret over what your enemies are trying to do.
Your focus should be on praises to the Lord. Your praises to the Lord will destroy the enemy!!
Betcha won’t praise Him just once!
see, even before the Lord begins to help us with our troubles, we can
begin to praise and thank Him for His faithfulness to help those who call
out to Him. Don’t wait to see the miracle come to pass.
Shout the victory over your situation now!
should continue to praise and thank Him as He begins to work, and rejoice
even more once He brings us through our time of trouble. "…I
will sing of Your strength, in the morning I will sing of Your love; for
You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing
praise to You; You, O God, are my fortress, my loving God"
we delight ourselves in Him, He gives us the desires of our hearts
(Psalms. 37:4). "Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for
mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and
I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in
song" (Psalms. 28:6-7).
Giving thanks to
the Lord is an opportunity for us to adore Him, to worship Him. It also
provides encouragement for us as we see just how much God is concerned
about and takes care of us. If you want something that tastes and feels
really good, give thanks to God. Oh yeah, I betcha can't praise Him
just once! PRAISE HIM!!!!
the LORD, I tell myself; with my whole heart,
CAN’T PRAISE HIM JUST ONCE
145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and
CAN’T PRAISE HIM JUST ONCE
"The Night Before Jesus Came"
by EDWARD M. GIONEST
the night before Jesus came and all through the house
come to the Mountain
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