214 – Praise Looses Chains
October 3, 1986
I had a wonderful experience of “…our God inhabits the praises of His people…” (a phrase referring to Psalm 22:3)
Burdened, frustrated, overwhelmed and it was only mid-day. I went for a walk in the wind and rain and praised God determinedly and kept praising Him and acknowledging how merciful and compassionate He was. The darkness and the heaviness lifted.
I found myself hearing and welcoming some fun and creative homeschool ideas. You are wonderful and fantastic, Lord!
At home I turned some Christian music up LOUD and kept praising Him.
At home group that night I felt Dan and I were able to minister together.
Later I remembered the song by the Imperials (1979) called Praise the Lord:
“Now Satan is a liar and he wants to make us think
That we are paupers when he knows himself we’re children of the King.
So lift up the mighty shield of faith for the battle must be won,
We know that Jesus Christ has risen so the work’s already done.
Praise the Lord, for the chains that seem to bind you–
serve only to remind you–
that they drop powerless behind you–
when you praise Him.”