Daily Devotional – 2/9/15 “Where is our praise?”

Yesterday was a day for me. It was a day where my spirit just wasn’t right and no matter how I prayed, I just couldn’t get into the right spiritual frame of mind. Have you ever been there? Yea, I know you probably have it all together but baby, I’m human and I sometimes struggle with this spiritual thang because every moment is a battle against not flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness that is trying to destroy kingdom workers. Yes, I know you expect those of us who stand in the pulpit to deliver God’s word to have it all together but you do understand that we are human, right? Yes, we have a higher standard but don’t you get the fact that we have 999 different kinds of spirits to deal with, with a smile and a prayer? When was the last time you prayed for the pastor, the co-pastor or the pulpit clergy members? When was the last time you prayed for the first lady or the first husband? You do know she or he has to deal with the pastor after he or she gets home from dealing with us, Christian folk, right? And you do understand that not all Christian folk act and talk like Saints, don’t you? I’m just trying to get you to understand that the encourager sometimes need encouraging too.

See, a dead worship service to a Pastor/Minister is like a dead club to a person in the world; they don’t stay long. Yea, they’ll find someplace else to party that’s jumping. Wouldn’t you? What’s the sense of going to God’s house without the intention of getting your praise on? Didn’t you make it through the hell from the week, didn’t you survive when someone else didn’t, and didn’t you come through with your mind when you know you should have been crazy, didn’t you still have all your senses and didn’t you have activity of your limbs? Every Sunday in God’s house should be a praise party because somebody should have something to celebrate and then we should be ready to join in to help them. The bible says in Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” We might not get next Sunday.

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