Today’s Bible Verse
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.Psalms 100:1-5 (NLT)
Loud and Proud
I love this! David’s passion, emotion, and love for God are so clear! What an example! It gets me so fired up! It reminds me how to keep my joy, my passion, and my love for God on fire!
His love for me changed everything. It changed my story, my life, my walk, my expression, my confession, my faith, my thoughts…I mean, the list can go on and on!
I know that the enemy wants to kill, steal and destroy me, my family, and all that God has for me. So, when I find myself under attack, I shout with joy unto the Lord, and I remind myself who is bigger!
When I find that sadness is trying to surround me and drown out or steal my joy, I lift my hands and voice in worship and remind myself of His greatness, His love, and His faithfulness!
When circumstances are becoming heavy and seem insurmountable or impossible, I declare, acknowledge, and remind myself that my God is faithful and that there is nothing impossible for Him! I remind myself of all of the answered prayers, all of the miracles I have witnessed and experienced, all of the blessings in my life, and His perfect timing!
I enter his gates and fall at His feet, giving Him thanks for who He is, for what He has done, and for all that He is going to do! (Pastor Teresa Moreno, Changing Pointe Church)
Change My Story
I encourage you today to always be loud and proud when it comes to your expression and passion for God!
You choose—joy or sadness, faith or fear, life or death. So, when things begin to get tough, you can either doubt and confess how impossible it is and stay bound to fear and the lies of the enemy, allowing the enemy to steal, kill, and destroy all of what God has for you. Or you can claim your victory, shout for joy, worship Him and acknowledge who He is, and declare His promises over your life!
Awaken and ignite a deeper passion and louder expression for God in your heart and actions by lifting your hands, opening your mouth, and declaring His Word and promises over your life and circumstances!
Begin singing, shouting, and being thankful, confessing, and magnifying God and His goodness… and watch as your atmosphere, environment, and circumstances begin to change!
Be loud and proud in your love, expression, and passion for God, and it will change your story!
I am not ashamed of my love for Jesus. I will be “loud and proud” of my faith in Christ. Every difficulty I face is an opportunity to praise God and expect His promises of victory to be fulfilled in my life.
Today’s Bible Reading
- Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 20-21; Psalms 145
- New Testament: Luke 11:37-54; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-12