A Winter Series

A Winter Series

February 15, 2024

I Wonder, Woman, What Are You Made of?
A Winter Series, Day 8 of 8

Where’s the Song? Where’s the Praise?

I want to leave you with encouragement as you continue your spiritual journey. It’s gonna be better than you ever hoped for!

We read throughout the Bible that the battle belongs to the Lord, but we must do ‘our’ part. So, what is ‘our’ part? We must sing our song of PRAISE! Praise Him for His mercy endureth forever! Praise Him for His mighty works! Praise Him for His excellent greatness! When you praise Him, ‘you’ change the atmosphere. Heaven is listening for your ‘sound’ of praise that becomes a sweet smelling fragrance in the nostrils of the Lord. Your praise causes Him to move on your behalf and THAT’S when He fights your battles!

I love the story in 2 Chronicles‬ ‭20‬:‭12-25 and I encourage you to read all of it, but in verses 21-22 it says, “And when he (Jehoshaphat) had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.” ‭‭

Whoo Hoo, that makes me shout! In this particular battle in the Bible, there were three armies coming against Judah, but the Lord caused those armies to ‘fight and kill each other’ while Judah sat back and watched! Talk about standing still and seeing the salvation of the Lord! When it was all done, they went down and took all the spoils those dead armies left behind. It took Judah ‘three days’ to gather the ABUNDANCE, precious JEWELS and RICHES, there was SO MUCH!

This tells me that you must raise your voice in song to praise the Lord (no matter how circumstances look), He will fight your battle and when it’s over, you will receive precious gifts that you didn’t even know existed!!! So, sing your song of praise and lift your voice unto Him for He is WORTHY! Through Him you have the VICTORY over the enemy and GIFTS galore too! IT WILL BE BETTER THAN YOU EVER HOPED FOR!

Susan Bolinger - Bloom Ladies Ministry