God, the provider of all things, He alone is worthy to be praised!
Isaiah 12:4-6 In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”
Our creator and redeemer, God is glorious.
It was Jesus who proclaimed, as He entered Jerusalem the week before His crucifixion, if mankind doesn’t shout His praises then earth itself will:
Luke 19:37-40 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
When the Pharisees told Jesus to rebuke His disciples were they jealous of Jesus? Would they have tolerated Jesus if His followers were not so joyous in believing The LORD?
Those who deny the worthiness of The LORD can not stop those who know in our hearts of His holiness, His power, His majesty. Like the stones, it is within believers to shout for joy because we know who He is!
Psalm 100:1-5 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
So, like the Pharisees, is our government jealous of us who choose to worship Jesus over them? It does often seem that some in power who are not followers of Christ try using their position to change laws, circumvent laws, or implement new laws to hinder Christian worship.
It’s nothing new. Hinderance, or worse-the killing of Christians worshipping, has happened through history. Christ told His followers it would not be easy spreading the Gospel. But Christ also told us how mighty God is and His will will be done.
So despite those against us, we choose to praise Him.
Isaiah 55:9-12 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
As a nation founded on biblical principles, may America’s generations remember our original commitment to God in The Mayflower Compact. May we allow nothing to interfere with that original commitment to honor God and trust His ways.
America, please pray, and praise God for our nation.
Pray along with other citizens each night for our nation.
Each night at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, or 6 PM Pacific, stop whatever you are doing and spend 1 minute in prayer specifically for our nation.
Pray with confidence God will: redeem our government, protect our troops, engage our citizens in righteousness, bring peace, oversee elections, restore biblical principles back to Washington DC, retain biblical principles as the basis for laws in our land, and for Christianity to flourish abundantly in the U.S.
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
If you’re not certain you’ve ever invited Jesus into your heart, now is the perfect time. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com. Through Jesus you will receive the hope that He alone offers.
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”