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March 26, 2015, 10:32 AM

A Penny's Worth of Thought: Prefaced with Praise

When you are at a loss of just what to do…Just praise the Lord!

A “Preface” is an introduction, a moment before the beginning or perhaps a word before the words.  It could also be defined as an introduction before the story.  

In our lives we have many beginnings.  We begin each day, we begin activities, actions, thoughts and schedules.  Our lives are a whirlwind of activity packed to the gills.  We have allowed our days to become so full of business that we often feel like we don’t even have time to stop and breath.  Work schedules, children’s schedules, school activities, sports activities, and even church activities.

Sometimes in these moments of life, things don’t go like they should, like we planned them or like we thought they would.  Life gets untracked, and we panic.  We reach that moment when we are at a loss of just what to do.  It happens to everyone at some point or another.  And when it happens just remember to stop, be still and praise the Lord.   Praise God that even when life seems out of your control, it is still in His control.  Even when you don’t know what to do or say, God does. 

In fact I would encourage you to preface your various beginnings with Praise.  Praise is greatly honoring to God!  Throughout the Bible we are told to be still to worship and experience God.  In the Bible we see example after example of God’s people praising God despite the circumstances of their life and then experiencing victory over their circumstance.  

In II Chronicles 20 we learn that God’s people were about to face impossible odds and they are told to, Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord.  

In II Samuel 6 we see that King David’s praise was pleasing to God and God’s powerful presence remained in David’s kingdom to give him victory over every enemy.  

And Again in Jesus ministry, just as we was about to go into the Garden on the Mount of Olives and about to have his disciples forsake him and to face a cruel cross and His own death, He led his disciples to sing a song of praise!  It was praise despite the circumstances for the fact that the greatest victory was about to be complete.  The Victory of sin, death and the grave.  The victory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ over Satan himself.  

In your life’s beginnings, before you go, decide, and do, before you are faced with circumstances beyond your control, may your life be prefaced with praise.  Praise the God who has the control and praise Him for the victory He alone can provide for your life.


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