Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus! Glory to God!

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“Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)” Psalm 150:6, Amplified

One meaning of “praise” is to shine; to make a show; to boast; to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; and to celebrate. The Bible says, “Let everything that has breath praise (shine, make a show, boast, be clamorously foolish, rave, and celebrate) the Lord!”

I love my husband. He loves to praise God. He has no problem running, jumping, shouting and leaping. When he dances for the Lord, instead of standing at a distance feeling embarrassed, I jump right in with him. He looks like he’s doing the funky chicken and I look like I’m stomping bugs on the floor, but we don’t care. We love to praise God and be clamorously foolish because we have discovered the power of praise!

I remember when we moved into a rental home and had no furniture. Instead of murmuring and complaining, we called our children into the empty living room, and explained that we were going to praise God as a family. We shouted, lifted our voices and praised God with everything we had! Two weeks later, our living room was full of furniture that we didn’t have to pay a lot for.

God honors us when we honor Him. He loves the sound of our voices. He loves the sound of our steps on the floor and the clap of our hands. He lives in our praises. You don’t need any music to praise Him, you can praise Him right where you are! Just lift your hands and praise the Lord!

Shout “Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus! Glory to God!”

Endure All Things

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“Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.” 2 Timothy 2:10

To endure means to bear; to sustain; to support without breaking or yielding to force or pressure. As with metals, it endures a certain degree of heat without melting. There are six areas that God’s word instructs us to endure:

Endure Hardship
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2 Timothy 2:3

Endure God’s Discipline
“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” Hebrews 12:7

Endure Affliction
“But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:5

Endure Temptation
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” James 1:12

Endure Grief
“For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.” 1 Peter 2:19

Endure Persecutions and Tribulations
“So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:” 2 Thessalonians 1:4

You may ask, for how long? How long are we to endure these things? God says, “…he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:13).

Prayer: Father God, it’s hard, but for you I will go through the storm. For you, I will endure the pain. For the people you’ve called me to reach, I’ll go through it, and with your help, I won’t break. Thank you for strengthening me to endure hardship, endure your discipline, endure afflictions, temptations, grief, persecutions and tribulations. I trust you even when it hurts. I trust you even when I don’t understand. I trust you when I feel tired beyond belief. I receive your strength right now to bear this patiently as you work on my behalf. Thank you for the crown of life that’s waiting for me. Thank you God that you are my rock and my anchor. You are my salvation and I trust you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.” 2 Timothy 2:10

To endure means to bear; to sustain; to support without breaking or yielding to force or pressure. As with metals, it endures a certain degree of heat without melting. There are six areas that God’s word instructs us to endure:

Endure Hardship
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2 Timothy 2:3

Endure God’s Discipline
“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” Hebrews 12:7

Endure Affliction
“But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:5

Endure Temptation
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” James 1:12

Endure Grief
“For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.” 1 Peter 2:19

Endure Persecutions and Tribulations
“So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:” 2 Thessalonians 1:4

You may ask, for how long? How long are we to endure these things? God says, “…he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:13).

Prayer: Father God, it’s hard, but for you I will go through the storm. For you, I will endure the pain. For the people you’ve called me to reach, I’ll go through it, and with your help, I won’t break. Thank you for strengthening me to endure hardship, endure your discipline, endure afflictions, temptations, grief, persecutions and tribulations. I trust you even when it hurts. I trust you even when I don’t understand. I trust you when I feel tired beyond belief. I receive your strength right now to bear this patiently as you work on my behalf. Thank you for the crown of life that’s waiting for me. Thank you God that you are my rock and my anchor. You are my salvation and I trust you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.