When We Praise

Prodigal: These are wonderful!

Me: Thank ya!

This is from the book Something More: In Search of A Deeper Faith by Catherine Marshall

When we praise, we are letting self go by turning our backs (through and act of will) on the problem or grief where self as been most involved.

We stop fighting the evil or less-than-good circumstances.

With that, resentment goes;

Self pity goes.

Perspective comes.

We have turned our back on the problem and are looking steadily at God.

We are acting out our belief in the character of God–His goodness, His love.

We are acting out our belief in the present power of God-in His participating Presence.

Isaiah 26:1

In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

Jennifer Van Allen



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