Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 9, 2015

Praising The One Who Gave His Life

cb devo apr9“My mouth is filled with Your praise, and with Your glory all the day.” Psalm 71:8 (ESV)

Wonder how many different emotions we experience in a day? Grumpy or happy might start our day depending on whether we stopped at Starbucks on our morning commute or broke up a fight in the car as we pulled into the school parking lot. Overwhelmed might greet us as we walk into our office and see that same pile of papers didn’t disappear overnight. Joyful could have us dancing through the streets if we’ve reached a goal or overcome a difficulty. Anger might consume us if harbor resentment. Fear could be our best friend if we zero in on the negatives and overlook the positives.

Sound familiar? As women we experience a wide range of emotions in just one given day. So it’s easy to see how our roller coaster ride can impact our worship. Praising God on Sunday hands lifted high and allowing chaos on Monday to diminish who He is shaking fists at the sky. Wavering in a sea of doubt tossed about – a double minded person half believing, half doubting. The words we so easily sang with fellow believers now distant in our silence of one. The quietness of our hearts torn between the One we praise and the way we feel.

The magnitude of our worship should never match our emotions, but rather reflect the magnificence of our God. Even in the midst of swirling feelings, God is still faithful, loving, kind and true. He is never changing, always steady, forever stable and our everlasting peace. And when our day attempts to steal away our praise, let’s worship Him with hands lifted high, knees bowed low and hearts captivated with our awesome God.

“Father, elevate our praise away from how we feel to who You truly are – our awesome God!”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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