Ever been there? Where you praise through the pain, shame, emptiness, frustration, aggravation, etc. and etc.????? This is what I am referring to by a “broken hallelujah!” It’s when you are experiencing feelings of desperation and pain and give Him the praise anyhow. But does He accept it? Is the savor of the incense from that broken praise sweet to Him? What about the bowing, the running, twirling, and dancing? Is it a pleasant and pleasing sight in His eyes? YES! When we give Him a sacrifice of praise from our hearts when we are down and don’t feel like it, yes, our Father still accepts it! As a matter of fact, this is that place where we begin to praise our way out of the pain and aggravation that we are experiencing, even if the problems still exist!
There has been many times when I ministered with a broken heart. There is something about focusing our eyes on someone else’s needs before our own that causes so much spiritual maturity. So go ahead and praise Him anyhow, in spite of whatever. You will be glad that you did. I promise! Let me know your thoughts on the matter. I would love to hear from you.
Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey
The Lord just spoke a word in season to my spirit and I would like to share it. “There are some who have been lured into the desert by God Himself and these people are unaware. They feel deserted, forsaken, and even believe that it is the devil. But I have allowed this season in order to speak comfort and to be gracious to you.”
Are you in such a place as this? If so, just know that God has not forsaken you in that place where He has allowed you to be. There is a purpose for the wilderness and desert experiences of our life. Read this passage:
“I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.” ISAIAH 41:18
“”Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.” HOSEA 2:14
Now the purpose for the desert season is so that others can see the miracles of God’s river being poured out into your life and understand that it is the Lord and nobody but the Lord that brought you out! So this season is for your growth and character development and for others to witness it also and know who God is!
Blessings to you. Stay encouraged!
I was reminded this morning by one of my dance Sisters that we are to spend quality time worshipping the Father in our dance. I was blessed to receive this word! What the Lord gave me from that reminder is this: I must dance for an audience of ONE before expecting and preparing to dance before an audience of many. Not a praise dancer? It does not matter because this word applies to any ministry or service that you do unto the Lord.
So, have you had your quiet time with Daddy God today? If not, is there an appointment setup to meet with Him?
Blessings to you!
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