Throughout the Bible you can find verses about praise. I have found my lowest of low or my highest of high praise is the best way to overcome any circumstance. We all have our mountains that we must face or need to overcome but without the Lord it will be impossible. I can do all things through Christ who give me strength. Philippians 4:13 We truly get our strength from praising the Lord. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you God are my fortress, my God on whom I can
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:7-9 NIV
There is a great short story that I read some time ago about some dogs. This barbarian chief wanted to honor Alexander the Great by giving him three noble dogs of superior courage. Shortly after the chief had gone, Alexander decided to test the dogs. He had a stag before them; but the dogs only yawned and went to sleep. Then he had a hind and an antelope put into the park area with them; but the dogs were not interested. Alexander, certain that the dogs were worthless, had th
“You will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.” (Deuteronomy 4:29 NLT) You’re not going to hear God unless you really, really want it. I’m not saying it’s an option. I’m not saying it would be nice. It is a necessity! God won’t tell you about his dream for your life if he knows you’ll want to debate it. God doesn’t tell you what he put you on Earth to do just so you can say, “Let me think about it.” No!
2 Chronicles 32 v. 31 "God left Hezekiah to test him and to know everything that was in his heart." I have discovered as I allow God to bring change in my life, that God continually tests me as he develops my character, faith, obedience, love, integrity, and loyalty. There are words in scripture like trials, temptations, refining and testing that occur over and over. God tested Abraham by asking him to offer his son Isaac. God tested Jacob when he had to work extra years to e