Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Psalm 148:13-14
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His splendor is above the earth and the heavens. And He has raised up for His people a horn, the praise of all His faithful servants of Israel, the people close to His heart. Praise the Lord.

I want to encourage you to go to your Bible and read the whole chapter found in Psalm 148. It is commanding everything and everyone to praise the Lord. Notice it does not say when things are going the way you think they should. It doesn’t even say when you are feeling good. It is saying that He who knows the majesty of God is not only to acknowledge and submit to it, but to live and proclaim what He knows. Stop for a minute and count the many blessings God has given. It far outweighs the trials we face. God is our deliverer and our helper. He has redeemed us from the miry clay and set our feet on a rock to stay. He has put a new song in our heart and we are to proclaim it to the world.  Creatures praise God by their being, stars praise God by shining, we praise God by consciously and verbally proclaiming His goodness. When it says that He raised up for His people a horn, it is literally saying strength. Our praise comes from the strength the Lord gives. No longer can we say we cannot praise the Lord when we know that we know that we know that God provides the strength. The great benefit is that lost people will hear it and be blessed.

What a powerful testimony from Hilbert Miller, Yi, and Ronglan on Sunday. We even saw firsthand how can work. I didn’t see that coming. I anticipate that God is going to do some exciting things in our church this upcoming year. Great things are happening and I want to be obedient and praise His Name along the way.

This Sunday we are going to continue in our series…

We will be comparing the Passover with the Passion of Christ and look at the Blood of the Perfect Lamb that frees us. It is always good to worship together as a body. I always look forward to what God does when we come together.

Joy in Jesus!
Pastor Mike

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