by Tami Heim
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
– Acts 16:25-26, NIV
When you profess to be a Christ follower, people take note. They pay attention to how you react and respond as life comes at you fast. When you live out your faith online, friends and followers crowd the cyber sidelines with added curiosity. No one suspects the digital wave of glory that exists at your fingertips.
They read your posts, follow conversations, and scrutinize your patterns of engagement. Some among your fascinated circle may not interact with you directly, but make no mistake this networked community notices the God-thing in your life.
The trials in life come, as they always do. People know you are going through the tough stuff. Perseverance becomes your personal trainer and works you over with a custom P90X program for the soul. (There’s a reason why your faith story is called a test-imony.) God has you on the ordained development plan for completeness and maturity.
Your character and countenance are widely observed. People wait to see if your God makes a difference and how long you’ll hang on until He does. Just like Paul and Silas, you deliver the completely unexplainable response and it radically alters the spiritual condition of the whole audience.
You change the game with praise and thanksgiving. Immediately the appearance of your situation changes as holy distorts it. Heavenly gates fling open. Light crushes darkness. God magnificently inhabits and consumes your circumstances. Peace beyond understanding sweeps in and melts the hearts of those that dare to witness it.
God is enthroned in praises of His people. When He’s exalted in all circumstances, His power manifests in real-time. Through your voice, His presence penetrates the online world with the potential to rip through it in a tidal wave of praise.
So why not now? That ‘s right, why not now? What if all believers united and filled the terabytes of this digital landscape with continuous praise and adoration. Oh what kind of glorious outcome waits on the other side of so astounding an offering?
Don’t just imagine what’s possible, release praise and thanksgiving with every digital update or comment you post today.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come,
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I – will – adore You!
\0/ Psalm 34:1 I will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.
\0/ Psalm 47:1 Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
\0/ Psalm 47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.
\0/ Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise.
\0/ Psalm 48:1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.
\0/ Psalm 50:23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.
\0/ Psalm 63:3 Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
\0/ Psalm 63: 4 I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands.
\0/ Psalm 63:5 I will be fully satisfied, as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You.
\0/ Psalm 71:8 My mouth is filled with Your praise, declaring Your splendor all day long.
\0/ Psalm 71:14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise You more and more.
\0/ Psalm 92:1 It is good to praise the LORD and make music to Your name, O Most High,
\0/ Psalm 107:8 Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them.
\0/ Psalm 147:5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension.
\0/ Psalm 147:6b Sing out your thanks to the Lord; sing praises to our God with a harp.
\0/ Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
Copy, cut, and paste from above or add your personal chorus of praise to the comment section below! Won’t you join us and keep the echo of glory sounding?
The climax of God’s happiness is the delight He takes in the echoes of His excellence in the praises of His people. – J.Piper #LiveSticky
- choosing faithfulness and why it matters (stickyjesus.com)