Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday Words of Encouragement

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Psalm 147:1 ~

"Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!"

Are you praising the Lord today? Do you naturally think or sing praises all day? Or do you go through your day thinking of everything that is wrong in your life? Do you spend more time grumbling than praising?

I have been so guilty of this at times. I look at what’s going wrong instead of what’s going right and I can waste precious time worrying and complaining.  I can spend my time grumbling and fussing about so many things.

Yet, as believers, our time should be spent giving God the praise even in the midst of struggles. Isn't it so much nicer to be around upbeat, positive people than those who are down or complaining all the time? 

Even more importantly than what others think is the fact that our praises are pleasing to the Lord.  We bring Him honor and glory when we learn to thank Him no matter what is going on.  It's a sign of spiritual maturity to be thankful.  The more that we learn to praise Him in all circumstances, both good and bad, the more that we will grow in Him. 

So let's spend today giving Him praise. Whenever a negative thought jumps in your head, thank the Lord for the situation or problem, and praise Him for what He is going to do. 

Let's be known as thankful people!