Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lips That Cannot Stop

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:15-16

There seems to be so much negative talk out there about where our world is headed. And yes, I am guilty of it too. Apparently Jarrod and I have reached that creepy age where you are allowed to start saying things like, “back in my day...” But I have been struck lately with some encouraging news and I think it should be shared. Actually I want to shout it from my roof top but I am pretty sure there is a verse in Proverbs that discourages that... and quite frankly I am just too tired to climb up there. So I’ll blog it from the comfort of my couch. 
Right now I have so many family members and close friends that are struggling in one huge way or another. Sickness, loss, we are fighting our own discouraging battle as well right now. Deeper than this common thread we all share, woven into every fiber of it, is a faith that does not crumble. A heart that will not turn cold. Lips that cannot seem to stop praising. 
I am blessed and my heart is so encouraged. It seems every time I hear the smallest piece of discouraging news it is right on the heels of a testimony of God’s faithfulness. Because He is good in the midst of it! My Aunt recently coined the phrase “The peace that makes no sense”. And I hear it ringing out from so many hearts. 
Where Satan would very much like to clench his fist around us and pull us to himself, instead believers are rising up to praise God! 
It so encourages my faith and no doubt countless others, and pleases God to no end. So fight the good fight all of you! I believe Satan ain't seen nothin’ yet! 

1 comment:

  1. good word sarah. I love the thought here.
    I know in the midst of all the things our family is going through, all the struggles, we are becoming a stronger family, drawing closer together. There is much to praise about.


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