One of the secrets of experiencing the power of praise is to make a decision that you will worship God no matter what your circumstances are.When you get to the place where parsie comes automatically, no matter what is going on, you will come to know God more intimately. And when you do , you won't be able to stop yourself from praising Him.
Worshipping God is not just about singing praise songs in church ,once or twice a week. Although there is great power in doing that, it is more important to do it on a regular basis, and yet there is still more to it.
Praise God! we can worship and praise God in our car on the way to mork, school or the store. It is what we have in our heart when we go to the mall, the dentist and the airport. When the car breaks down, kids are sick, dinner is burnt or you are in pain. It is what we speak fervently while in the emergency room at a love one'sfuneral,or in the middle of an ice storm.
******It is an ongoing attitude of the heart********* It is an attitude that doesn't change , when you are faced with life's challenges.********
It am not talking about some type of positive thinking nor a plunge into denial. I am talking about looking at reality of your life - straight on - and declaring an even greater reality straight over it. I am saying that instead of looking at yourself sink into the level of the problem, let yourself rise to the level of solution, getting up in the morning thinking on victory and not defeat.
Even the world can give praise , when great things are happening and when you see answers to your prayers, but... what about when everything is going wrong? What is the first reaction to difficult or bad times? What if you blame God, blame others or yourself that just compounds the problem? It leads to more distress, misery and difficulty.
If.....you , instead, refuse to react to your problems in the flesh and move immediately into the realm of the spirit by praising God, things will turn out differently.
*********When we make our first reaction to what happens in our lives a reaffirming praise to God for who He is, we invite His Presence to inhabit the situation and His power to come and change things.********This is the hidden power of prasing God ********* Praise is the prayer that changes things.**********
GOD WANTS US TO EXALT HIM - NOT OUR PROBLEMS, THE MORE WE TALK ABOUT OUR PROBLEMS OR THINK ON THEM , THOSE PROBLEMS GROW. BUT... THE MORE YOU PRAISE GOD AND CENTER YOUR MIND ON HIM THE MORE YOU WILL BE RELIEVED OF THE BURDEN AND WEIGHT OF IT.
That doesn't mean you are pretendinh they don't exist . It means - you are saying " although I have these problems ,
I know that You, Lord are greater than anything.
YOU ARE GREATER THAN FEAR , ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SICKNESS AND DISEASE. YOU ARE GREATER LORD THAN ANY FORM OF SORROW , PAIN DOUBT AND TEMPTATION, YOU ARE GREATER THAN ANY PROBLEM I CAN OR CANNOT SEE, GREATER THAN ANY SPIRIT SEEN OR NOT SEEN, THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN'T DO. AS YOUR WORD SAYS, OUR GOD IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY , ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL WE ASK OR THINK , ACCORDING TO THE POWER WITHIN US.
So..........when pain comes my way, i declare the Word of the Lord and those promises He has given me and then I praise , praise , praise Him. Praise him for who He is to you. Is He your joy, deliverer, hope, healer, start whereyou are and dig into the Word and see what all He can be to you. He is my Lord, God and Savior, my comforte, and friend, He is my breath, my righteousness , my everything He is to me. His name is JESUS......JESUS THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NAME.