Praise God for another opportunity to share the word of God that he has placed on my heart. My prayer is that this word will encourage you and bring for the desired change in your life.
We are going to go to Psalms 34 this morning and Look at a few verses.
New King James Version (NKJV)
34 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Wow, What a strong declaration! This is a decision we need to make and then everyday we get an opportunity to walk it out. It is easy to say something or decree something, but are we walking it out, are we doing it???? I believe this statement above can be likened to Hurricane Preparation. Living here in Florida we are all told by the media at the beginning of hurricane season to stock up on hurricane supplies, you cant wait till you are in the middle of the hurricane to go get your supplies, it doesn’t work that way! I believe in the same way we need to be prepared for the storms of life that comes our way. It is a way of life in the spirit that can and will carry us through these storms.
I believe that having a CONTINUAL Heart of Praise and Blessing to God will protect us and carry us through the storm. In Daniel 6:16 we see what the King spoke over Daniel as he commanded him to be thrown into the den of lions.. “Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.”
I think sometimes Christians start following the Lord and are diligent to walk out the word of God but then we slide back. We must be continually blessing, praising and trusting our God!
Back to Psalms 34:2,3
2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
Our attitude during a storm will bless others and cause them to join you in believing, trusting and giving praise to God! We saw that even in Daniels actions and the Kings response when Daniel was being thrown in the Lions den! We can be examples during the storms in our lives, that draws others to exalt His name!
4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
This verse is so important for us to understand!! During the storms in our lives, it matters where you seek help! We must seek God during these hard times in our lives, we must cry out to Him! As you seek Him, you give Him permission to come into the situation …He hears you and delivers you.. Sometimes we are expecting that when we cry out to God he will come and pick us up and take us out of the storm, sorry my friend, but that is not usually the way it happens..verse 4 I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears.
God has made it possible to go through the storms of life WITHOUT FEAR! As we call out and seek him, he will deliver us from our fears! How does he do that??? When we allow His presence in the middle of our storm, Perfect LOVE comes in and casts out all fear!(1 John 4:18). We are to focus on the Prince of Peace…. I will keep him in perfect peace whose heart and mind in stayed on me. (Isaiah 26:3) So my friend, what are you looking at during your storm..are you looking at the Prince of Peace or at the waves all around you, as Pter did while walking on the water!! I encourage you to diligently praise Him and keep your eyes on Him during the storms of Life
5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
When we look to the author and the finisher of our Faith, we are radiant, in other words we are FULL OF LIGHT!! FULL of Jesus Himself and His word that will direct us and guide us! God is right by your side what ever storm you are in right now. Call and to Him with a voice and heart of Praise and He will walk you through this season in your life.
God Bless You and Keep You!
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