PRAISES GO UP,Blessings come down.

Bless the Lord , O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord , O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.{Psalms 103:1-5}

Praise the Lord ! Praise, O servants of the Lord , Praise the name of the Lord ! Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord ’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high,{Psalms 113:1-5}.

I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord , and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness. The Lord  is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord  is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall praise You, O Lord , And Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord upholds all who fall, And raises up all who  are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord , And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.
Psalms 145:1-21

I Will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord ; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.
{ Psalms 34:1-3 }

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STOP IT,NOW

STOP! Don’t dial 1-800-feel bad,or start a pity party,start rejoicing.Rejoicing is a good antidote for stress,depression,cares,and the worries of this world,put some music on,then start  singing ,and dancing, it is safe and effective.Now ,it all depends on the kind of music you listen to,you see I am a gospel,or christian music person,I realize that when I glorify God,the praises go up ,and the blessing come down.Listen, to me folks you can’t listen to music ,that will make you feel worse,why would you want to listen to music ,that will let you think about the person who broke your heart or put you in a state of funk,and depression. That’s why you have to listen to some spiritual music, to uplift your soul,that is totally unrelated to your hurt,pain,and ache.

When ,I think of the love God has for me,and the goodness of Jesus Christ,who died for me,that automatically replaces,everyone and everything that hurt me.That’s when I start to rejoice ,sing, dance ,and shout for joy.Sometimes, you have to encourage yourself in the Lord,that’s what King David did( 1 Samuel 30:6),when there is no one around,or you have people who just have nothing good to say,and just make you feel worse,then you have to step up to the plate ,and encourage yourself in the Lord.

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance,but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken (Proverbs 15:13);Many are the afflictions of the righteous,but the Lord delivered him out of them all ( Psalms 34:19);Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound;they shall walk, O Lord,in the light of thy countenance.In thy name shall they rejoice all the day,and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted ( Psalms 89:15-16).

The apostle paul tells us to,”Rejoice in the Lord always:and again I say, rejoice!”.. then he said,”Be anxious for nothing,but in everything by prayer,and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God;and the peace of God,which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts,and minds through Christ Jesus,….hold up don’t go anywhere it gets better,he said, Finally,brethren,whatsoever things are true, honest,just,pure,lovely,and of good report;if there be any virtue,or praise think on those things” (Philippians 4:4-8),now don’t you feel you feel a whole lot better,instead of calling 1-800-feel-bad, having a pity party,or crying a river to swim away,don’t allow the devil to laugh,do a reality check,you are a child of the most High God,Jesus gave us the victory,and the authority to tread on serpents,scorpions,and all the power of the enemy;and nothing shall by any means hurt you (luke 10:19-20) it’s  time to rejoice that our names are written in Heaven.Let the heart of them rejoice who seek the Lord( 1 Chronicle 16:10).

If you can’t rejoice ,or don’t know how to ? When everything is going right or wrong,let me introduce you to the God,and His only begotten son ,who can,go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,then follow the instructions,in will be the best thing you ever did. I give God the glory,praise,honor,and thanks for using me to deliver His message to His people,I pray it blessed you as it did me,may the God of peace,love ,and joy be with you now and forever in Jesus Name ,amen.

ENCOURAGEMENT

No, it’s not luck, when God blesses us, or do something fantastic in our lives, people like to say that, we were lucky. I was told that on many occasions; but, I had to inform them, that as Christians, we are transformed from our old evil ways, renewed, and equipped with a heavenly treasure, in an earthly vessel that displays the excellency of Gods power, that has nothing to do with us  ( 2 Corinthians 4:7).

Yes, the ungodly call it luck. But, we the Christians call it unlimited grace, mercies, favor, and goodness that we receive daily(Psalms 23:6). Children of God, the things that bother and trouble the ungodly, should never phase, worry, or disturb us. Why? Because we are children of the most High God ( Romans 8:16, 1 John 3:1); We are more than conquerors through Him that love us, and nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:37-39); Our God shall supply all our needs, according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19); Every good and perfect gift comes from God, and He never denies us anything (James 1:17) especially when we are righteous.

So when we are hard-pressed, and troubled on every side – we don’t get distressed, or crushed.

When we are perplexed – we are not in despair, we don’t quit, or give up, but our patience is activated.

When we are persecuted – we know, we are not forsaken, nor abandoned.

When we are cast, knocked, or struck down – we are not destroyed, we get up and go.

When we throw in the towel, God throws it back at us, and let us know that, His grace is sufficient, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness( 2 Corinthians 12:9).

You must realize, that all these things occur, so that we can magnify, manifest, and demonstrate, the legacy of Jesus Christ, all that He did for us, plus the victory, authority, and power he gave us to tread upon serpents, scorpions and all the power of the enemy, where nothing can hurt or harm us ( 2 Corinthians 4:8-10, Luke 10:19).

So beloved, as Christians we must know that things happen, so that Gods grace and mercy is seen, and will cause many people to give God the glory, praise, and thanks He deserves, you must realize that sometimes we are the Bible that unbelievers read. We are on display everyday. So let us continue to walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise children of God redeeming the time in these evil days (Ephesians 5:15). Even in uncomfortable, sometimes unbearable situations, we should put our complete trust, and confidence in the most High God, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worked in us (Ephesians 3:20).

Listen to me, when you have a strong relationship with God you can move mountains, or He will take you over the mountain, or He will take you through the mountain, it all depends on what will give Him more glory. If you never have an encounter,or don’t know God or His only begotten son Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17), go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and just follow the instructions, it will be the best thing you ever do.

I give God our Heavenly Father, the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to bring this message to you, I pray it blessed you as it did me, and you will abide in His will and way in Jesus Name, amen.

UNANSWERED PRAYERS

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” that’s what Hebrews 11:1 tells us. Now who is your faith in? Yourself or God? His will, His ability, and His promises or yours?

Did you know that faith without works is dead (James 2:17).

Doesn’t demonstration beat elaboration, and a man without hope is hopeless. But let me ask you something, when you ask for something, most of the time, don’t you have to wait for it, or you’re one of those, “ It’s now or never people.”

Yes, Numbers 23:19 tells you, ”He does not lie,” and 2 Peter 3:9 tells us, ”He is not slack concerning His promises,” and He did say a few times, ”ask anything in His (Jesus’) name and you will receive it” (Matthew 21:22; John 14:12-14).

So what’s the problem? A few things is the problem:

(1) Did you ask for it in Jesus name? John 16:23-24.

(2) Is it God’s will or yours? James 4:3; Matthew 26:39.

(3) Are you a Christian? If no, how do you expect to get anything from someone you don’t know. Matthew 25:11-12, John 10:14, (sorry that’s God’s word. Read to the end if you want to know Him, it tells you what to do).

(4) Okay, you are a Christian, what type? Hot or Cold? Listen when it comes to God, there is no lukewarm, nor half and half Christians. It’s either you are or you are not. Revelations 3:15-16.

(5) As a Christian, are you walking in righteousness? If not, then you are praying in vain or amiss. How do I know? His word says so, read them all for yourself, Isaiah 59:1-2, 1 Peter 3:12, James 5:16, Psalm 37:25, Matthew 6:33, Psalm 11:7, this is just a few.

(6) You must wait on God. He only works on His schedule or time, not ours (Isaiah 55:8-9).

(7) While waiting, you must not murmur, complain, doubt, be anxious or fearful, and if you have any unrepented sins, known and unknown, ask for forgiveness. Once you ask in faith and not waver, the answer is on the way (James 1:6-8; Hebrews 10:23).

(8) We must cast down all imaginations (past failures, doubts, fears, etc.) that comes against the knowledge or word of God – 2 Corinthians 10:5. Then cast all your cares on God – 1 Peter 5:7. Then go sleep or rest – Hebrews 4:3.

(9) To eliminate all negativity, you must now praise Him, thank Him, read the scriptures, meditate on it, declare it, confess it, hide it in your heart, while confidently waiting, according to 1 John 3:21.

(10) I don’t care who you are, if you are not right with God you are not getting anything you ask for. Do you want to get right with him or know Him, go to the top of this blog, click the salvation page, and follow the instructions.

I thank God, Our Heavenly Father, for the privilege of sharing this message with you. I pray that He will guide you in His will and ways. To God be the honor, praise, and glory, now, and forever in Jesus Name. Amen.