As you can now tell Wednesday will be our praise day! Before we get into what our praises have been so far let's look at what scripture has to say about praise. Here are just a few verse that I've come across in my recent readings as I've been preparing for this revival:
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. - 1 Chronicles 16:8
This verse here is a direction. It's not saying that it would be nice if you did this but rather it is saying DO this. Give thanks, call upon His name, make known His deeds! So we see we are told to praise God.
Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. - 1 Chronicles 16:24-25
Again with this verse we are told to do something but there is something else very important here. God deserves our praise! Now I'm sure we all know that, but how much more should we realize it as truth when we see it laid out for us in scripture?!
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. -Psalm 33:1
Here we see God wants the righteous to rejoice in Him, and that's exactly what sharing praises about His goodness does.
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me -Psalm 50:23a
Who doesn't want to bring glory to God? I'm sure we all do! So that's exactly why we are doing this! We are taking time out every Wednesday to share about the goodness of the Lord.
The point in doing five praises a day is so that we can seek to find things to praise Him for regardless of the situation. There have been days that I struggled to even write down one praise let alone five! But I pushed through and I did it! I hope that you were blessed in doing this exercise and that you would see the benefit in continuing with it :o)
Ok now for some of my praises:
- Getting to have quiet time with the Lord
- Bible time with my family
- Opportunities to train my children
- Wisdom to know to turn to God for the answers in training my children
- A Great dinner
- God's Provisions for my family
- Finding a mentor
- My husband's business picking up a little
- Family soul-winning
- Pizza for dinner (not having to cook!)
- Getting a scripture from the Lord
- Getting to talk with a mom who used the curriculum I want to use
Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. -Psalm 150
What are some of the things that you are praising the Lord for? It doesn't matter if they are big or small, let's bring Glory to God together!