PRAISE

PRAISE

Jesus carried into His labor cheerfulness and tact. It requires much patience and
spirituality to bring Bible religion into the home life and into the workshop,
 to bear the strain of worldly business,
 and yet keep the eye single to the glory of God. This is where Christ was a helper.
He was never so full of worldly care as to have no time or thought for heavenly things.
 Often He expressed the gladness of His heart by singing psalms and heavenly songs. Often the
dwellers in Nazareth heard His voice raised in praise and thanksgiving to God. He held communion
with heaven in song; and as His companions complained of weariness from labor, they were cheered by
the sweet melody from His lips. His praise seemed to banish the evil angels, and, like incense,
fill the place with fragrance.
The minds of His hearers were carried away from their earthly exile, to the heavenly home.

— Desire of Ages Ellen White pp 73

 

The Following video is brought to you by marvelouslightservices.com. The poem that accompanies this piece was written by a sixteen year old me. It tells the story of me .The music was supplied by Kevin Mcleod .At the end I have reason to dance and give praise to the Most High God for what He has brought me through. I made this video to illustrate  PRAISE the concept of the article below, So enjoy.

With Compliments

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X77tfaa8xQE

 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I,
 will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to
the LORD God of Israel.
Judges   5 : 3

PRAISE

Before I embarked upon this project of building this blog site I had a moment. I want
to share with you perhaps you’ve had a similar experience. I came across some strong opposition in the
 spiritual realm that left me debilitated. I just wanted to bury my head in the pillows and not get out of bed. I couldn’t enjoy my children, my home,
and the simple pleasures in life. I felt so ashamed and alone.

I just couldn’t understand as a child of God how these attacks could be happening to me oncemore. Had I not left this all behind me in my old life?
 At first they were subtle, I hardly noticed at all. They appeared as something else rather than what it really was.
 I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a tad bit pleasurable but that is the nature of sin. We have a wily enemy to our souls who lays temptation at our feet . I had been down this road before then luckily alarm bells started going off. It was only then that I knew  I had to call on God. 
 “Help me”  That was all I could muster the strength to say . Just like Peter did when he took
 his eyes off Jesus when he was walking on water he began to sink fast. See Matthew 14:26-32 for the full story.

I too was sinking and felt I was at the brink of despair. I somehow knew I had to ask my
husband as the priest of our home to pray for me as I couldn’t even pray for myself. Was it guilt , shame ,
disappointment, pride ? I don’t know.  It was only then I was able to speak the unspeakable
 thing from the dark night that struck terror and agony in my heart and call these things by their rightful name in the light of day.
Thereby shattering to pieces their power and strength to shackle and enslave me.

 I have a problem I am a slight worrier, I build things up in my head where things
fester and grow from the size of an anthill to a majestic imposing, Mount Everest that I can’t get over.
With the Lords help I’m working on it and building faith in God, daily. Once I shared my concerns with my
 husband a rueful smile crept across his face. I could quite cheerfully have strangled him.
I was so taken aback by this unnerving reaction.

I had to ask him “what are you smiling at?” He responded very matter of factly

“You do realise that the devil’s fingerprints are all over this”

I looked at my husband with a blank expression on my face.

“This is spiritual warfare you have to just stand and praise God and watch the enemy retreat”

It was then the other shoe dropped for me. Immediately I got up from my bed washed myself put on some of my
favourite perfume, a nice dress and began singing praises. The neighbours probably thought I was a
crazy woman. I put my apron on put the baby in high chair and the 3yr old on the stool and we baked
cakes and fried some Johnnie bakes. (See video coming soon saltfish&ackee and johnie bakes)

The most amazing thing happened next while I lifted my voice in praise and encouraged my daughters
 to do the same. The presence of the Lord just filled my kitchen and at the same time,
at least  I hope anyway ,I created memories for my two youngest ones.
The text says “God in habits our praises” Let me tell you once you’ve experienced that
 feeling you never want it to go.
 

When Solomon dedicated the temple in Jerusalem he appointed 288 000 singers as well musicians Fire came down
 from heaven and consumed the sacrifice on the altar then the shekinah glory filled the temple  .
 See 2 Chronicles 7 1-4 for the full story
From then on God has been inspiring me with articles to write about my experiences and
ideas for this blog site.

Another story  in the bible was when the children of Israel were outnumbered and had armies from three
 enemy nations against them there was no physical way they were going to gain the victory,
they sang and worshipped and praised God . Lets just say had this occured today it would have drawn the headlines from every major  reporter  from every news
tvstation radio or newspaper would be covering that story for years. See the full story in 2 Chronicles 20

 

We must praise God and see what power will be manifested in our lives and in our homes.
Let your children see you unashamedly entering into the courts of heaven
and approaching the throne of God worshipping with praise and thanksgiving. There is a most beautiful picture painted for

us by the Apostle of love John in Heaven at the end of time ,where people of all the ages from every nation every tongue will  all bow down and worship God including all the angels. What a magnificent scene that would be to behold see Revelation 7:9-12 After all the death destruction ,rape ,molestation, redundancy ,divorce ,murder ,genocide, abortion, cancer hurricanes .earthquake ,volcano and tsunammi’s we’ve been through. We won’t be able to stop praising God and worshipping Him . We will come together once a week every Saturday to do just that. Is n’t that incredible?

And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
and from one sabbath to another,
 shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD

 Isaiah 66 :23 

The best part is it doesn’t cost a thing ,you don’t need to walk across hot coals,
 say 600 hail Mary’s 500 Our Father’s ,sacrifice a cow, you don’t need to strap a bomb to your body
and walk into the middle of a crowded place or give up wealth, position or possession.
It’s free of charge. So get your praise on today!

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