This Is The Day The Eternal God Has Made; Let Us Celebrate And Be Happy Today. Psalm 118:24
In the infinite wisdom of the Lord of all the earth, each event falls with exact precision into its proper place in the unfolding of His divine plan. Nothing, however small, however strange, occurs without His ordering, or without its particular fitness for its place in the working out of His purpose; and the end of all shall be the manifestation of His glory, and the accumulation of His praise. Author~ Author: B.B. Warfield
Blessed Be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus the Anointed One, who grants us every spiritual blessing in these heavenly realms where we live in the Anointed—not because of anything we have done, but because of what He has done for us. Ephesians 1:3 The Voice
We Bless You Lord Jesus, our Creator, Provider, Deliverer, Redeemer, we give you Praise from the deepest place of our soul. You are our mighty God, our means of grace and hope and we praise You. Thank you for all Your goodness, Lord God, thank you for how you love us. All glory and honor is yours forever from now to the end of the age. We praise You.
“Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be?” Author~Charles Spurgeon
I Will Thank You and confide in You forever, because You have done it delivered me and kept me safe. I will wait on, hope in and expect in Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your saints (Your kind and pious ones). Psalm 52:9 Amplified Bible
I Will Praise You with this beautiful song, it is a soul duster an refreshing cleanser in this dry and weary land, where the whirlwinds of our age have been spinning dust all over our spirit. It just overwhelms me with revelation that this is the appropriate response to everything that is going on in our world today. Thanksgiving and praise to God truly does clear our souls of every damaged emotion that tends to weigh down our soul.
“Do not be despondent when fighting against the incorporeal enemy, but even in the midst of your afflictions and oppression praise the Lord, Who has found you worthy to suffer for Him, by struggling against the subtlety of the serpent, and to be wounded for Him at every hour; for had you not lived piously, and endeavored to become united to God, the enemy would not have attacked and tormented you.” Author~John of Kronstadt
Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the heavens of His power! Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness! Psalm 150:1-2 Amplified Bible
Wholly-Holy I Praise You, heart, soul and arms lifted high and a spirit perspective that is kingdom focused is the best soul medicine for disappointment, disillusionment, dissatisfaction and despair. These are all reactions out of our human condition. We spend way too much time reacting to things in this world that we can’t possibly alter or change, things that only God can do. It is time to stop reacting and flesh out, fully face our God, set aside every earthly agenda and cause, lay them down and pick up a kingdom perspective and respond to God, our spirit to His Spirit in praise and thanksgiving and He will clean the windows of our soul so our perspective is purely kingdom.
“Praise is the rehearsal of our eternal song. By grace we learn to sing, and in glory we continue to sing. What will some of you do when you get to heaven, if you go on grumbling all the way? Do not hope to get to heaven in that style. But now begin to bless the name of the Lord.” Author~ Charles Spurgeon
I Praise Him With A New Song. He reached down and drew me from the deep, dark hole where I was stranded, mired in the muck and clay. With a gentle hand, He pulled me out to set me down safely on a warm rock; He held me until I was steady enough to continue the journey again. As if that were not enough, because of Him my mind is clearing up. Now I have a new song to sing— a song of praise to the One who saved me. Because of what He’s done, many people will see and come to trust in the Eternal. Psalm 40:1-3 The Voice
I Praise God With A Kingdom Perspective. We get so knocked out of alignment with God when human beings exercise their human rights unjustly over God’s just authority. The focus on the injustices of our day and time can really fade us to the left of center, away from the perfect positon of God’s grace that flows in our vital-vertical relationship with Him. We get so distracted and in the midst of this distraction we can lose our footing and slip into the flesh so easily. Praise and thanksgiving instantly holy aligns us with God as we let go of the things of this world and reach out for our true home and hope, the Kingdom of God.
“When we bless God for mercies, we usually prolong them. When we bless God for miseries, we usually end them. Praise is the honey of life which a devout heart extracts from every bloom of providence and grace.” Author~Charles Spurgeon
I Praise God With A Sacrifice Of Praise. Set out a sacrifice I can accept: your thankfulness. Do this, and you will honor Me. Those who straighten up their lives will know the saving grace of God. Isaiah 50:23
I Praise My Way-Maker God. There are a lot of crooked places and paths our hearts can take in times such as these, but God will make things straight for us as we lean into His Sovereign sway and our hearts connect with His in the beauty of praise and thanksgiving. There is no better way to deal with the extreme issues of lawlessness in our society in times such as these than praise and thanksgiving, it truly gives us the right viewpoint to step out in, a kingdom perspective that will never give way or fail us. AWE-God!
“The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified. So the community of the cross is a community of celebration, a eucharistic community, ceaselessly offering to God through Christ the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving. The Christian life is an unending festival. And the festival we keep, now that our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed for us, is a joyful celebration of his sacrifice, together with a spiritual feasting upon it.” Author~John Stott
Eternal One: My intentions are not always yours, and I do not go about things as you do. My thoughts and My ways are above and beyond you, just as heaven is far from your reach here on earth. For as rain and snow can’t go back once they’ve fallen, but soak into the ground And nourish the plants that grow, providing seed to the farmer and bread for the hungry, So it is when I declare something. My word will go out and not return to Me empty, But it will do what I wanted; it will accomplish what I determined. For you will go out in joy, be led home in peace. And as you go the land itself will break out in cheers; The mountains and the hills will erupt in song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands. Prickly thorns and nasty briers will give way to luxurious shade trees, sweet and good. And they’ll remind you of the Eternal One and how God can be trusted absolutely and forever.
When you are filled with the Spirit, you are empowered to speak to each other in the soulful words of pious songs, hymns, and spiritual songs; to sing and make music with your hearts attuned to God; 20 and to give thanks to God the Father every day through the name of our Lord Jesus the Anointed for all He has done. Ephesians 5:19-20 The Voice
O God, be not far from me! O my God, make haste to help me! Let them be put to shame and consumed who are adversaries to my life; let them be covered with reproach, scorn, and dishonor who seek and require my hurt. But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more. My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is more than I know. I will come in the strength and with the mighty acts of the Lord God; I will mention and praise Your righteousness, even Yours alone. O God, You have taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I declared Your wondrous works. Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, but keep me alive until I have declared Your mighty strength to this generation, and Your might and power to all that are to come. Psalm 71:12-18 Amplified Bible
What an incredible “Worship SpotLIGHT” we have this week in The Bridegroom’s Café. The Worship Spotlight today is by All Sons And Daughters entitled: We Give You Praise. It is a revelation of sorts to all of us “growing through” things, that our first step out into our trials should be one of heart to heart praise to God. I hope you enjoyed your stay in The Bridegroom’s Café today and I pray your soul was fed by praising God. Please share this hope with others by using the social media buttons below. I would love, love to hear from you, so please leave a comment on how this post inspired you to increase your praise, thankfulness and gratefulness to God. God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac