As I sat and awaited the results of my COVID test that I needed to show up negative because I needed to get a biopsy done on my right breast..... I heard within myself "praise like you prayed"
As I waited to undergo the biopsy and thereafter awaiting the results thereof I heard again
"praise like you prayed"
After I received my negative COVID test I went into to praise.....
After I received the results of the biopsy which came back benign, I went into praise.
Sometimes, we pray fervently, we pray believing and trusting in God for a specific thing, we call and gather up our prayer warriors and fast and yet when that thing we were believing God for comes to pass- Do we praise the same we prayed?
When we go to the Lord believing Him for something, praying for a thing, hoping to get the good news we go to Him full of faith and full of hope. We tend to put a lot of energy and effort into studying and meditating on scripture and we even begin to speak things into existence however, what does this look like on the back end?
Do we praise like we prayed?
Do we stop and glorify God?
Do we thank God for what He did?
Do we testify to the goodness of the Lord?
Do we give thanks through and despite the situation?
Praising like we pray and praying like we praise are two acts and forms of worship we offer the Lord. Not only in the bad times but IN and through ALL things. It so easy for us to pray when things are going bad or when we need God to "show up" in our lives. It's so easy to praise God when we are gathered together in the sanctuary with other believers and when the spirit hits
Will you praise Him in the midst of the storm?
Will you pray when things are going well?
Will you praise Him when the report was not what you hoped for?