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Sunshine’s Reflections

Good afternoon!  Happy Wednesday to you all!  Don’t you love short work weeks?  I know I do.  I pray that your day has been a productive day.

TFTD: Don’t wait until the storm is over…

Psalm 34:1 (NKJV)

 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

God has given us two eyes and two ears for a reason, we should spend twice as much time observing things and listening to people then we do speaking.  Through observation, I have noticed that many people are reactive instead of proactive.  We respond based on a cause and effect.  Something must happen first in order for us to give a response.  We’ll as believers we should respond in a proactive manner.  We should praise the Lord at all times.  We shouldn’t wait for God to do something positive in our lives before we praise Him.  We should praise Him for being God.  So I write today, to encourage someone, “don’t wait until the storm is over before you praise the Lord, praise Him right now.”

It’s my belief that God may wait to see what our response will be before He responds to our request.  What if God only blessed you based on your response?  Many of us would never be blessed.  For example, the doctor gives you a grim report and you immediately have a pity party or you see on the news that people in your neighborhood are foreclosing on their homes and you start worrying about your home or you find out they are cutting back on your job and you start panicking and doubting God.  If God was waiting on your response you would never be blessed.  I don’t know about you, but I’m glad He blesses us based on His grace and mercy and not on our response.  Now imagine what would happen if the above mentioned took place, but you decided to praise the Lord anyway?  God wants us to praise Him in the good and the bad.  We should praise Him at the beginning of the storm, in the middle of the storm, and after the storm.  We should be proactive with our praise.

I don’t care what you are going through right now, take a moment and ask yourself, “Has God ever failed you?”  The answer should be NO!!! With that being said, DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE STORM IS OVER, PRAISE THE LORD RIGHT NOW!!!  You will confuse the enemy if you choose to praise the Lord at all times.  You will change your entire outlook on life and eliminate stress, if you choose to praise the Lord at all times.  You will attract unbelievers to Christ, if you choose to praise the Lord at all times.  Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, trust in the Lord and praise Him right now!

God bless!  Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

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