You Are An Awesome God!
When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set liers-in-wait against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, utterly to kill and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, everyone helped to destroy another. 2 Chronicles 20:22
"He sure seems needy", I silently thought when the preacher told us that God required us to worship Him. I was just a kid but already it did not seem right for the Almighty God, Creator of the universe and Maker of the stars, to need me to worship Him. What's up with that?
As I grew older I learned that it is not about God needing anything. It is about us and our focus in this life. When we magnify and uplift God in praise and worship, changes happen in our own life. God becomes real to you and His presence becomes tangible. If you praise Him enough, He will soon show up just as He did with Jehoshaphat. When they began to praise God, their enemies turned on each other and Israel spent the next three days picking up free stuff.
We live in a darkening world, yet God will have the final say. Dont let whats on the news shape your view of Gods power. If you focus on problems, they will grow bigger and soon God will appear smaller and smaller. If you praise God, focus on Him and His word, He will grow bigger and your problems will grow smaller.
Praise the Lord today and forget about problems. They are nothing but distractions. Stop worrying about what you cannot change in this world. Spend that time praising and thanking God for what He has already done in your life. Start with: God, You are Awesome!
Prayer: Father help me see past the problems. I know that You created the heavens and the earth and you are in control of what happens in my life. Please let Your peace rest on me today. Send the Comforter, in Jesus name I pray.
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