How to Lift Your Spirits

25 Nov

God’s WordRevelation 19:1-21  (The Message)

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Giving praise lifts your spirits in a way nothing else can.  power of wordsWhy? I made you to be a praise-giver.  When you neglect praise your spirits droop. Who and how to praise?  Look for the good in those around you and give them a word of encouragement—a praise.  Be genuine and do it for no other reason than to lift their spirits.  You will find that it instantly lifts your spirits also.  Get in the habit of this—daily.  You will enjoy your lot in life so much more, whatever your circumstances.

Whatever your lot in life at this moment you can find much to express thankfulness—praise, for.  Too often people focus on what they don’t have and want, rather on what they do have. At first you will have to remind yourself often of all you do have.  Can you imagine what it is like for Me to listen to the prayers of so many?  How refreshing it is to hear praise rather than constant complaints and requests.  So often the requests are so foolish.  The complaints make them feel even worse.  That is why My Word says DON’T WORRY!

You will find, in My Word, that heaven will be full of praise.  Since heaven will be full of praise, don’t you know you can have a taste of heaven on earth by focusing on praise?  Ignoring Me and praising others will lift your spirits some but praising Me and then others will give you a taste of heaven and your spirits will really soar.  Come soar with Me by focusing on that which is good, pure and holy—My gifts to mankind.  This focus will crowd out all negative thoughts even though you may be enduring pain or sorrow. Praise provides positive power.

God’s Question: Will you intentionally praise often today?

God’s Promise: Praise gives hope to the downcast.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for the hope of eternity in Your presence.

I am Sorry I don’t praise more and worry less.

Thank You for Your Word—the antidote to worry.

Please Help Me live a life of continual praise.

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