Friday, June 19, 2009
Psa 149:5-6 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
You are getting ready to head out of the door for another day of living. The hair is in place, your clothes match, your socks are the same on each foot, you have "accessorized", you've got your keys in one hand, coffee in the other, your bag is over your shoulder. Ready, right?
Did you get your praise on? Is your praise a necessary item for you? Is there a better accessory than praise? Could you wield a more powerful weapon?
Oh, you can get by without the laptop if it came to that, heaven forbid! I suppose I could do without the java. But should we really hit the bricks without the preparation of praise? We may think we can do without it, in fact, most Christians forget it often, but it is very unwise to do so.
You see, praise lifts us up far above the din of the world. The darts of the enemy are easily repelled by shouts of praise. Those little things that get under our skin won't upset an apple cart supported by praise.
So start early, while you are still in bed. Praise Him for another day, another chance, another breath.
Praise Him early, praise Him often. It will mean the difference in your day like the difference between driving a car with a full tank and pushing the car when it has run out of gas. Think about it.
Praise, don't leave home without it!