Psalm 103:1-2 (AMP) 1 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits–
Does it ever seem to you that you can be going along in your relationship with Christ when suddenly you’re struggling to stand? Or that instead of walking forward…you’re taking a few steps back, standing still, or slipping and sliding and trying not to fall? I don’t know about you but I have.
One thing I have learned is Satan wants us isolated. He wants us to think that no one else struggles like we do…that there is no point because we just can’t seem to get it right. But what is he? As a child might put it – a big fat liar!
When (not if) this happens, just keep praising the Lord. Praise Him with everything you have…praise Him no matter the circumstances…praise Him to keep the isolation at bay. Don’t allow anything to keep His praise from your lips. Forget not all the things Christ has done for and through you. Know that as we praise Him, our walk becomes a little surer, a little clearer. Because no matter where we are, what we are doing, how we feel – Jesus is worthy of ALL our praise!!!
My prayer is that my praise is never half-hearted…that I praise the Lord continually with every fiber of my being…that I not allow satan to isolate me in a moment of difficulty but that I bless the name of the Lord at all times! How about you?