Praise The Lord While You Can Because It Cannot Be Heard From The Grave

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For the grave cannot praise you,
death cannot sing your praise;
those who go down to the pit
cannot hope for your faithfulness. (Isaiah 38:18 NIV)

May we not take it upon ourselves to think and rationalize that we only need to praise the Lord when only the good is going on in our lives. We should praise him at ALL times. What good can be done from the grave?

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit. (the grave)? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth and faithfulness to men? (Psalm 30:9 AMP)

Jesus reigns. He lives forever. He’s our shelter during the storms, our Refuge when we are in need of help and an everlasting Friend Who loves us unconditionally. He deserves more than what we give him and the mere fact that it’s conditional. May we break away from selfish thinking of our wants and needs and see to the desires and plans He has for us and those of others that we are called to go out and attend to.

Call out to Him and just tell him that you love him, praise him through adversity, praise him through your healing and deliverance for its on the way! If you believe on the Word of God and know it to be true, praise him even when you can’t see the outcome!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 NKJV)

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As an ambassador for Christ, I pray to go all the way doing the very things that he asks me to do, to say what needs to be said as I fall into alignment with the Holy Spirit. Whether I’m writing, blogging, emailing, conversing over the phone or ministering out on the streets, I ask the Lord to be my all and all even if I feel myself growing weary and falling apart.

May I take my place to rest in him until I am rejuvenated and ready to continue my journey. My life isn’t over yet. There is work still to be done. I may feel like a bag of bones if my body is ailing me but it’s my spirit and love for others that drive me to press on in Christ.

How blessed I am to see another day. (you are too) It’s a new day to do work, to go out and plants seeds in hope that they will bear fruit when it is harvest season. I work not to gain reward from man but that of our heavenly Father. My prize awaits me in heaven though many blessings have been showered down upon this earth for us who are called His.

I can wake up and smile, singing within my soul and professing with my mouth that God is good! Don’t you know?!! Don’t you know this for yourself to be true?

Hallelujah!! Praise be to our Lord!!

I thank You Lord for being the head of my life! I thank you for being my solid ground on sinking sand. My Rock, My Fortress, My Strong Tower, My Redeemer, My King, My first Groom. What a Foundation I have in You that my life can continue to grow upon.

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Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22 NKJV)

He’s praiseworthy so let’s rejoice! God bless you brothers and sisters in the Lord. Let your light shine!

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Signing Up For Kingdom Work Requires Selflessness

Now this is just a LIE disguised in a pretty Unique word sugarcoated by the enemy until you read the fine print! ( above picture )

“Just because you are unique does not mean you are useful” (LIES LIES LIES of the deceiver!)

If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:21 NLT)

God can take anything and any person regardless of what society says or thinks and use it for good. If you are feeling worthless, undeserving, crippled, bound by sin as well as any other thought that may apply to your life as you see it or the above pic of not being perfect or at least equipped to be used by Him, I am telling you right now to REBUKE that lie and to speak truth into yourself.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8 AMP)

Jesus did not die in vain. He did not die AFTER you came into a position to meet him once you have “gotten your life together” enough to be before his presence. We will never have it together enough in this life.

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He will meet you right where you are. Broken, shattered, lost in darkness, and full of sin. Come out from hiding behind your reasons and excuses of why you are not worthy, why you are not ready and your why why why list of reasons for not stepping out and doing what the Lord has called you to do.

He will equip you in every way no matter how you view circumstances with the natural eye. Trust Him. If you say you love him and trust him enough with your eternal salvation to live in heaven versus hell then why not trust him enough to lead you to do Kingdom work?

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Our God is in the business of refining, repairing and restoring.

Our life is not our own. We have been bought with a price. We are not to be lazy or passive and just sit around waiting for Christ to come back and get us, we are not to just live this human life as we do with no greater purpose.

Take the spiritual gifts that you have been given by the Lord and use them. Lives are awaiting to receive the Savior, to receive a word of encouragement, to be blessed with a helping hand with your time and talents. Whatever you have been called to do, do it with love and selflessness and may it be done unto the Lord with joy and a humble heart.

The Great Commission

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.(Matt.28:18-20 NKJV)

God bless you all at you take the courage to step outside yourself and your limitations for they are only of human thoughts of how change will manifest. The Lord will not lead you into the unknown without preparing you. He will send people into your life as well as the Holy Spirit to aid and comfort you.

In Christ I exhort you….