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2022 10 04

Good morning.

We often often use/hear the expression "Praise the Lord." It is usually used after the fact - "God did ..... Praise the Lord."

Some of the lessons learned about "Praising the Lord".

• We praise God for the "who" not the "what". If we had asked Paul and Silas while they were in prison, “What are you praising God for?” I don’t think there was any “what” that they could point to. Nothing good was happening, but their God was still good. They weren’t praising God for the what. They were praising Him for the who. Our circumstances may be bad, but our God is still good.

• So often we only praise God after He provides what we want. Paul and Silas were praising God before the provision. We want to be like Paul and Silas who praised God before He answered their prayers or changed their circumstances.

• Have you noticed that when we praise God He shows up. Paul and Silas were worshiping God in the middle of the night and—boom!—God showed up. They did not praise God because He showed up; God showed up because they praised Him.

The Praise Principle will change our way of thinking, renewing our minds, leading to a transformed lifestyle.

We must remember the "who" before the "what". "Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant." (Psalms 135:3)


Mike and Daphne

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