Holy, Holy, Holy Is The Lord God Almighty

This past week, Revelation Song has been going round and round inside my head. Like most people, I can sometimes get so busy looking at the problems in my life, that I take my eyes off of God. That story has a familiar ring to it. I remember that happened to a man named Peter. He wanted to walk on the water, he wanted to be where Jesus was. He had enough faith to step out of the boat but once he was out on the water, he focused on the wind and the waves instead of Jesus. As a result, he began to sink.

Oh, I love what happens next! In despair, Peter cries out to the only one who can save him. Jesus immediately reaches out and saves him (Matthew 14:31).

We who have been redeemed, we who have called upon His name and have been saved, we know that He hears our every cry. We know that He is mighty save and we know that He loves us. We have called upon the Lord and He has saved us! Deep down in our hearts we know this to be true! Yet, oh how the enemy tries to get us to look at the wind and waves rather than Jesus. If he can get us to focus on the wind and the waves, we tend to forget all that God has done for us.

What is the remedy for this? Praise. You see when we offer up praise to God, our focus is where it belongs... on him rather than on our circumstances. When we praise God, we are recognizing God for who He is. When we praise God, the enemy's mouth is shut tightly. In fact, he flees altogether for suddenly you are surrounded by the presence of God.

Oh that we might learn to praise Him more and more each day... even when we are in the midst of the fire.

Blessings!

K :princess:

Benjamin Foulks @galahad ·

Ah, K :princess: , what a beautiful worship song!

I don't know if you remember the gospel singer Carmen. He was quite popular in the early 80's. I think he did a song about Peter and Jesus walking on the water. One line that has always stuck in my mind is "...but what about the guys who stayed in the boat?" So part of my way of thinking is that I would rather fail at trying to do the right thing than succeed at doing nothing. :)

And, yes, Praise always wins! :dance:

Alison Stewart @kiwibird ·

[quote]You see when we offer up praise to God, our focus is where it belongs... on him rather than on our circumstances. When we praise God, we are recognizing God for who He is. When we praise God, the enemy's mouth is shut tightly. In fact, he flees altogether for suddenly you are surrounded by the presence of God.

Oh that we might learn to praise Him more and more each day... even when we are in the midst of the fire.[/quote]

:clap:I'm right with you on this one TT! We have much to be thankful for and... it has just occurred to me...if we focus on our circumstances we see the problems but if we focus on God :pray:we see the answers!

(((hugs)))
kb

Albert Bunyea @bubbavela ·

Praise God, awesome message of Faith!