Life presents situations that sometimes are very tough,
so these words might seem simplistic amidst things so rough.
But when circumstances are trying, it’s wise that we bring out
the “BIG GUNS” of our PRAISES, adding their spiritual clout.
You may be hurting badly, and it might, at the time, seem hard–
but you’ll be ministering to the Lord, and giving the problem less regard.
Thank the Lord for His goodness and for all that He’s already done.
Tell Him that if anyone can help you now, you know that He’s the One.
Consider giving an hour…Jesus said, “Could you not watch with Me one hour?”
Many have been amazed by the results and the outflow of His power.
Even if you don’t see things change right away after doing such,
keep praising and praying with the spirit, both of which will avail much.
It’s our praises that stop the adversary, as Biblical examples have told,
and there’s something about being loud and something about being bold….
But even if you can only offer praise with a voice that’s faint,
you’re doing the right thing, so persevere, dear saint.
P. A. Oltrogge
“Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright, I will show the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:23 NKJV
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” words of Jesus in John 4:23-24
“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.” 1 Corinthians 14:14-15 NKJV
“Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, ‘What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?'” Matthew 26:40
Jesus’ statement about one hour was made to the disciples at a critical point in His life, and He said to “keep watching and praying.” However, it (and the example of others) has also caused me to think of giving Him an hour of praise. But your praises of any duration will be making a difference and often can help you to have greater hope and peace. We have much to praise Him for! “Surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!” (from Psalm 23)
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