I find this song fitting today...since we can't travel to our amazing church for service today, because of a snow/ice storm...He is still always with us...even and especially in our storms!!
I've been hearing this song on the radio a lot lately....and it really hits home with me. I'm in love with this song and the meaning...the words...the reality of this song....be blessed!!
While browsing Facebook the other day I ran across this quote. I don't even remember who said, but it hit me pretty hard! Reality!! Think while you read it....
"When you enter His presence with praise, He enters your circumstance with power!"
Really?? Such a short little phrase, can really pack a punch!
"When you enter HIS presence with praise.."
What happens when you enter HIS presence with praise?
"The Bible says that God inhabits in the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3). In other words, God “dwells” in the atmosphere of His praise. This means that praise is not merely a reaction from coming into His presence - Praise is a vehicle of faith which brings us into the presence and power of God! Praise and worship is the “gate-pass” which allows us to enter the sacredness of His glory. The psalmist writes, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4)." (http://www.victorious.org/praise.htm)
What happens when HE enters your circumstance with power?
"Since praise manifests God’s presence, we also realize that praise repels the presence of the enemy, Satan. An atmosphere which is filled with sincere worship and praise to God by humble and contrite hearts is disgusting to the Devil. He fears the power in the name of Jesus, and flees from the Lord’s habitation in praise. “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God” (Psalms 50:23). (http://www.victorious.org/praise.htm)
When we are God's children praise HIM, it sends the enemy running far, far away!! Challenge yourself in the upcoming days...become a person of praise, adoration and thanksgiving!! Look what you can do...look at the effectiveness of being obedient, and simply praising the only ONE who is worthy of our praise!