Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that there is an order to all things; even approaching God. The message bids us to seek first something we can be thankful for-even in distresses, and then praise God for it…then approach boldly with your cry for help.
I learned some time ago to just live in a state of thankfulness. Even in the darkest moment, the most outrageous distress, the most dire circumstance, you still have at least one thing to be thankful for. That one thing is God. If that’s all you can see that you have to be thankful for, so be it. Thank Him for being Who He Is. The instant you do that, the floodgates open, and the blessing flows. Worry, doubt, fear, anger, bitterness, resentment all dam up that flow. Praise breaks up the “log jam.” Praise unlocks the door of the storehouse where your treasures are kept. The next thing you know, the darkness is dispelled, the fear is gone, the shame and distress are both disarmed, and you know where, exactly you’re going. “First right with Me, then righted in the eyes of men, too.”
Psalm 26:6-7 is referenced by the message: “I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, Lord, proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.” There is a powerful revelation in this scripture. Washing your hands in innocence suggests that you aren’t going to allow a spirit of shame or fear to stop you from going to God’s. When we proclaim aloud God’s praise and tell of His wonderful deeds, we are putting the forces of darkness on notice that we’re standing on God’s promises and His Word – “It is written!” We are also stirring our own spirits up by recounting our victories in Christ, and our state of blessedness through Him. “I am a child of God Most High; and an heir with Christ Jesus!” Hallelujah!
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 9, 2019, 4:49 p.m.