Christian Devotions

The Sacrifice of Praise

Aaron and Moses are in the center of God’s will, but Pharoah is obdurate. He makes life as difficult as possible for the Israelites. The people get discouraged and complain to Moses, who takes the complaint to God. God reassures Moses of the outcome. But when Moses tries to reassure the people, they are too discouraged to listen.

Has this ever happened to you? You’re following God, working on the plans He has for you, and the world caves. You get opposition from your family. Seventy-two things go wrong with your business; the car dies; the washing machine overflows; and the cat scratches your face.

And you simply want to throw in the towel and crawl into a cave to get away from all the irritants.

Don’t do it! This is the time to praise the Lord.

God lives in the praises of His people. Now is the time to offer up the sacrifice of praise. It isn’t always easy, but it will make things better.

When you are in the very center of God’s will for you life, the world and the enemy will conspire to keep you from remaining there.

Despite the turmoil and chaos around you, God is the ultimate authority. He will reward your steadfastness with the freedom of His promised land.

Father, God,
Help us to keep our eyes on You and Your vision for our future. Let us not be distracted by externals, but keep us focused on the eternal.

In Jesus’ most precious name.
Amen.
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