It's maybe the last thing you feel like doing. But, getting active in your worship is the key to unlocking the closed door in front of you. Read more...
Psalms 63:3-5 - Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
When you are in a season of waiting, a temptation toward apathy can be close at hand. Since you haven’t been given a clear way forward, you might think you are meant to keep your life in neutral. But an idling car typically does not go very far.
When things are at a standstill in your physical circumstances… when there’s not much movement in specific answers to prayers often prayed, there is something you can do. Here again, you can follow the example of David in Psalm 63.
David’s time in the desert was not a time of complaint or spiritual apathy. He chose to step into God’s presence with praise. He glorified God with his lips. He praised him with outstretched hands. David got active.
Remember - David was in a desert, feeling very weary and parched. He would not feel like having a big praise session. But he obediently got active in his outward expression of worship.
This active, physical praise takes your car out of neutral and into gear. Once you are speeding down the road, it only takes a slight adjustment of the steering wheel to send you into a different direction.
Praise is your momentum in the waiting times. Once you are speeding forward in praise, it is easy for God to steer you in the right direction.
It’s time to praise while you wait.
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