~~~PRAISING GOD CHANGES THINGS~~~~
by Brenda Hatridge

THE ENEMY COMES TO DEVOUR OUR LIVES, ATTACK US WHEN WE ARE MOST VUNERABLE AND ESPECIALLY WHEN WE TAKE A STEP TOWARD GOD.MANY TIMES WE MAY FEEL OVERWHELMED BY OUR CIRCUMSTANCES , BUT .. WHATEVER LIFE CHALLENGES COME OUR WAY, PRAISE AND WORSHIP IS ANOTHER FORM OF PRAYER THAT CAN CHANGE THINGS. BECAUSE THE DEVIL HATES WORSHIP , AND THAT IS WHY HE WORKS SO HARD TO TRY AND DEVERT OUR ATTENTION, BECAUSE HE CANNOT STAND IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD. THE STORY OF KING JEHOSHAPHAT IN **2 CHRON** IS A PRIME EXAMPLE.
WHAT I DO WHEN FACED WITH A BATTLE: STOP EVERYTHING AND WORSHIP, PRAISE HIM FOR DEFEATING THE ENEMY,FAST AND PRAY, SEEK MY HEART , ASK THE LORD IF THERE IS SOMETHING HE RATHER ME BE DOING,DECLARE MY DEPENDANCE UPON THE LORD,THANK HIM FOR FIGHTING THE BATTLE, RECOGNIZE THE BATTLE ISN'T MINE, BE SURE I AM POSITION PROPERLY BEFORE THE LORD,SIT BACK AND BE QUIET AND WAIT ON THE LORD AND PUT ON THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD.IN BIBICAL DAYS THE WORSHIPPERS WERE ALWAYS IN THE FRONTLINE, THE REASON HE PUT WORSHIPPERS IN THE FRONT WAS BECAUSE THEIR WORSHIP EXALTED GOD ABOVE ALL ELSE. AND NOTHING COULD PREVAIL AGAINST THE LIVING GOD. WHATEVER YOU NEED GOD HAS GOT IT AND YOU CAN OVERCOME THROUGH WORSHIP.
MY PRECIOUS LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR, I WORSHIP YOU WITH ALL THAT I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE LORD OF EVERYTHING. YOU ARE THE ALMIGHTY, ALL POWERFUL AND RULER OF MY LIFE AND THE ROCK IN WHICH I STAND ON. I MAGNIFY YOUR WORD , I MAGNIFY YOUR HOLY NAME, YOU ARE MY SALVATION , MY BREATH, MY ANSWER TO EVERYTHING AND BECAUSE OF YOU, LORD , I CANNOT BE SHAKEN BECAUSE I ENCOURAGE MYSELF IN YOUR WORD , NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST SHALL PROSPER, YOU DELIVER ME FROM THE ENEMY AND TURN EVERYTHING AROUND FOR YOUR GOOD AND MINE.
I POSITION MYSELF TO OPENLY WORSHIP AND PRAISE YOU, IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. I WILL NOT BE AFRAID OF ANYTHING THE ENEMY ATTEMPTS TO THROW AT ME, BECAUSE I KNOW MY GOD WILL FIGHT THE BATTLE FOR ME. THANK YOU LORD, THAT MY ENEMIES FALL AND PERISH AT YOUR PRESENCE. LORD THERE IS NO WORDS I CAN SAY , TO SAY I LOVE YOU AND FOR DELIVERING ME, THERE IS NO SONG THAT I CAN SING TO TELL YOU HOW GREAT YOU ARE , SO I LIFT HOLY HANDS TO YOU, LORD AND SIMPLY SAY, THANK YOU FOR WHAT ALL YOU HAVE DONE , THANK YOU FROM WHERE YOU BROUGHT ME FROM, I WILL GIVE OF MYSELF , I HOPE TO PLEASE YOU, JUST TO HEAR THOSE WORDS GREAT JOB YOU HAVE DONE MY DAUGHTER. I KNOW I DON'T WRESTLE AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST RULERS OF THE DARKNESS AGAINST
THE SPIRITUAL HOSTS OF WICKEDNESS IN HEAVENLY PLACES , BUT.... YOU LIFT ME ABOVE THOSE WHO RISE AGAINST ME ,SO I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME, AND BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN THE POWER OF YOUR MIGHT, REMEBERING TO ALWAYS PUT ON YOUR FULL ARMOUR, THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL. PRAISE GOD , HE IS A SPOILED AND DEFEATED FOE. IT IS ALL YOUR DOING LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN THE EYES OF YOUR PEOPLE, GIVING YOU ALL THE PRAISE , GLORY AND HONOR IN JESUS NAME AMEN!

SO.... NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND YOU OR CIRCUMSTANCES YOU FIND YOURSELF IN, YOU CAN FIND YOURSELF IMMOVABLE IN THE FACE OF THE ATTACK WHEN YOU WORSHIP , GOD IS A STRENGTH INFUSED IN YOU AGAINST WHICH NOTHING CAN PREVAIL. YES! PRAISE AND WORSHIP CAN CHANGE THINGS. TASTE AND SEE - TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD , LET HIM SHOW YOU HIS GREAT AND MIGHTY WORKS, THROUGH YOU HIS INSTRUMENT OF PRAISE. LORD BLESS YOU ABOVE AND BEYOND ANYTHING YOU HAVE ASKED OR IMAGINED, MY FRIENDS.

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Comment by Valerie Vigil on February 7, 2009 at 11:53pm
Brenda, this is EXACTLY what I needed to read right now. I have been feeling sorry for myself because of recent circumstances, and even in the middle of it I knew that I was in the wrong, but couldn't seem to get out of it. I thought of Jonah and how he sat and pouted and the tree given to him for shade withered...I MUST put this into practice. Keep posting these kinds of blogs. We all need it!

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