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Posted: Jun 22 2012, 08:03 AM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 27-June 09
It all starts with praise "First"
We're all prone to quickly forget the great God we have and the amazing
things that He's done for us. And like a person who loses their cognitive
memory, we start to get disoriented - to wander where we never should
wander - to leave God's ways and to leave God's will, and to experience
the pain of God's correction and judgment or simply the painful
consequences of our own wrong choices.
But , there's a simple antidote for spiritual
forgetting. It's called praise; regular, specific, conscious praise to God
for who He is and what He's done. Praise is actually a discipline - a
deliberate focusing of your thoughts on things you have to thank God for.
We should wake up praising. As we're getting ready in the morning, we
should train our mind and heart to be expressing thanks to God,
enumerating things we appreciate about Him.
Talk about getting your day off to a right kind of start! Whenever we pray, we should train ourselves to begin with praises to God before we rush to our requests. And through the day, we need to be looking for evidences of God (I call them God
sightings.) all over the place and then sending up thanks to God for them.
When we stop praising God, we start forgetting God. And when we forget the
kind of God we have, we start wandering, we start getting hurt, and we are
much more likely to take matters into our own hands, to panic, to get
impatient, to get discouraged or to get depressed. But the more you train
yourself to be a "praiser," the less mistakes you're going to make - the
less regrets you're going to have. You lose so much when you forget.
I have been young and now am old ,yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.Psalm 37:25[pdata]http://z3.invisionfree.com/Loving_our_Friends/index.php?showtopic=105[/pdata]