Praise Him in Advance in 2015

Hickory dickory dock, It’s nearly 12 O’clock, The Clock struck midnight, 2015 begins to unlock, Hickory dickory dock.

No matter how terrible 2014 may have been for you, 2015 is a brand new chapter! Expect the unexpected.  No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9). The fact that your eyes have witnessed the first day of this year is a sign that you have a purpose, the heart beat you have right now is not a mistake. Mavin Sapp once said “Praise will confuse the enemy” . While reflecting on this phrase, I’d like to share with you 2 Chronicles 20:22-23 where As soon as they began singing, the Lord confused the enemy camp, 23 so that the Ammonite and Moabite troops attacked and completely destroyed those from Edom. Then they turned against each other and fought until the entire camp was wiped out!” The praise that the singers gave to God, sent their enemies into confusion which led to them killing each other instead of the children of God; their opposition. Bearing that in mind, I urge you that in this year do not be a conditional praiser (Praising God only after you’ve been blessed). Be the individual that sees the obstacle right in front of their eyes but doesn’t allow it to hinder their faith in the Lord! This year, Praise The Lord in spite of your problems because He will get you through it all and it will confuse the enemy.

Even if I Fear the things that 2015 holds,

I will praise God in advance because “He has not given me a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline”

Even if I have challenges in 2015,

I will praise God in advance because “All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me”

Even if I become ill in 2015,

I will praise God in advance because “The Lord will restore my health and heal my wounds”

Even if I feel weak and defeated in 2015,

I will praise God in advance because “The Lord will strengthen me, help me and uphold me with his righteous right hand.”

Even if I feel burdened in 2015,

I will praise God in advance because “I can Cast my cares on the LORD and he will sustain me”

Happy New Year! Stay Blessed

Dara x

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