Going Good Blues

Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Have you ever been in a situation where things are going so good that you know something bad is just around the corner? God tell us in the scripture that we are not to be afraid but to put our trust in him instead.
Our lives are not going to be trouble free. God even tells us that in this world we will have troubles. That doesn’t mean that we should walk around looking for the trouble to be right around every corner that we turn.
God also tells us that he has plans for us. Plans for us to succeed. In the many years that I have been alive I have sailed through troubled and still waters. There were times that I did not think I would survive the storm that I was in and there were times that I wished I would just die to get it over with. TRUTH!
I have always said that while we are on the mountain top of life that we should keep our arms reached down to lift those up who are in the valley. With one step we could fall from the top to bottom ourselves and we need that outreached hand to help us when we are in the valley.
I am a glass 1/2 full person. I always try to think positively. For me, life is not perfect but God is. If life is going good for you praise God. Rejoice that He is blessing you. I think we should spend more time talking about the good things that God does for us. It makes the hard times easier to handle.
So tomorrow wake up expecting good things. Don’t freak out when things don’t go as you have planned. Trust God no matter how the day turns out and know that everything that happens, good or bad, that God will use it for His purpose and His in the end.

Excited About Church

Psalm 57:7
I Will Sing and Give Praise

Today‘s Truth
My heart is confident, O God.
My heart is confident.
I want to sing and make music. Psalms 57:7 (GW)

From My Heart To Yours
I don’t know about you but I am ready for Sunday morning praise and worship at my church. Even though I had the flu all week and been stuck in bed I can’t wait to sing, pray and fellowship with my Christian family tomorrow.

How are you praising God? Are you spending more time talking about what is going wrong in your life than focusing on what good things God is doing for you? It is so easy to fall into the negative mode. We need to take time to sing God’s praises.

Here are few things that the Bible says about praise in the Psalms:

Psalm 22:25 My praise shall be of you in the great assembly
Psalm 45:17 …the people shall praise You forever and forever
Psalm 71:6 …My praise shall be continually of You
Psalm 119:164 Seven times a day I praise you
Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Have you been too quite in your praise of God lately. I challenge you to take Psalm 119:164 and use it this week to help you focus on singing God’s praises.

If you are a negative person, and you know if you are, then your task is for every negative comment you make in the next week you have to say 7 good things that God has done for you. The challenge is to do it every time and for an entire week. If you really want to change your habit of being negative take the time to write the negative comments and the 7 good things God has done for you.

Maybe you aren’t a negative person but you have a hard time praising God out loud. Your challenge this week is to find a way to say out loud 7 times a day something God has blessed you with. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to other people about it then start by just saying it out loud to God, your spouse or your pet. The more you praise him out loud the easier it will get. For you to really change your habit I encourage you to write 7 things at the beginning of the day and check them off your list as you say them out loud.

God is so good to us. He has blessed us with salvation, families, food, shelter, health, a church, freedom and the list goes on. We were created to praise Him. Don’t let this week go by without taking time to praise him.

Let’s Pray
Father, we thank you for loving us as you do. Forgive us for the times we fail to praise you. Help us each day to open our eyes to see how you are blessing us. Led us to share your praises with others to help encourage them. In Jesus name. Amen.

Why wait. Is there something you feel led to praise God for now? Share your praise with everyone by leaving a comment below.