Love you all, praying for you!
Praise God He is always revealing what will make you successful. Everything He reveals is for your good! He reveals Himself, His Nature, His promise, His love, and His specific steps for you to walk in life and victory and the good that He delights to give you! Praying that you will always choose His Presence, and His Word, the place where He gives you rest, the place where His love for you overflows, and His heart is made known to you – for you and for others – with specific things He wants for you to walk in! What an incredible blessing! And then – I’m praying that you will do those things!
God showed me something recently in PRISM – that I've not really done. Psalms 89:15 – Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence. The priority of His presence is so very important! Its where the light comes from – not just who He is, and how much He loves you, but the light that lights your way – that makes your path clear - that makes your next steps that He told you - plain to see, and easy to do. Just do it! Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you. Who have learned… How do you learn something? You don’t learn anything without first having a heart to learn. #1) You first recognize something worth learning – that you haven’t learned yet. #2) You decide, you commit yourself to learn it – you weigh the benefit that it offers, and recognize that benefit outweighs inertia, and you decide to begin the learning process. #3) You see it done, you get an idea of what it looks like – from those who have done it. #4) You do it! First you do it - the first time, then you do it again, and again. You cannot learn by hearing only, you learn by doing. Blessed are those who recognized, committed to learn, and actually learned it. Those who have learned means those who give careful attention to, who have been instructed in it, who have learned (who are skillful, well versed, well acquainted with, experienced in it, who know within) Blessed (How straight, right, prosperous and happy) – blessed - are those who have learned (who are skilled and know within through sufficient practice, through frequent and customary action – they’ve learned it.) Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you. What does acclaim mean?
The King James version of that verse: Psalms 89:15 – Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound, they shall walk O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. Acclaim – is to know the joyful sound. Know – Yada (Yaw-daw) to know in every sense, give careful and full observation and attention to, be fully instructed in, and participate in, skillful understanding – who know the joyful sound. Joyful sound - truah <ter-oo-aw> clamor, acclamation of Joy, loud noise of rejoicing. From rua (roo-ah) which means to mar, to split the ears, to shout for joy! Make a joyful noise, shout in triumph! Like what they did on the seventh day around Jericho – they gave a mighty shout of victory! – and the un-scaleable walls of Jericho came crashing to the ground.
Acclaim – ad-clamo – to cry out, clamor, a shout of joy, acclamation (applause). Acclamation: a shout of applause from a multitude. Clamor: A great outcry, noise, exclamation, vociferation – (a violent outcry – a vehement utterance of voice!) Clamor – made by a loud voice – continued or repeated, or by a multitude of voices. A loud and continuous noise.
God said, this is a learned thing. It doesn’t come naturally. Blessed are those who have learned – that shout of victory – that continuous loud noise – that vehement utterance of voice! You have to learn this clamor of victory, this joyful shout. You do it once, then you do it again, and then again. Then when you have learned it, you can do it all the time. Those who learn this shout of victory – who have learned to acclaim Him – God said they are blessed! He has a blessing for them. They walk in the light of His face, His countenance, His presence, He shines on them! The shout brings the light. The shout brings the blessing. Like the eruption that explodes from a stadium full of soccer fans when their team scores the goal that wins the world cup – but better than that! This is the joyful sound of the King – our Savior who saves us, and delivers us, and keeps us and defends us. – who gives us victory on every side! This is the shout of David, as He danced before the LORD. This is the shout of the children of God and they saw the mighty walls of Jericho fall. This is the shout of Gideon’s 300 men who saw God completely rout an enemy of tens of thousands – like locusts covering the ground - unable to even be counted! God said there is a blessing for those who have learned to acclaim Him. This acclamation brings the light of His presence, the light of His face. This really challenged me. How often have I shouted – the shout of praise, the shout of joy, the shout of victory? That’s not really my style. But He didn’t ask me what my style was. He said – blessed are those who have learned to acclaim me. Do you shout for joy in His presence. How often do you shout your praise, not just say it or sing it? It’s uncomfortable, if you're not used to it, if you're not skilled in it. God told me to start small. You may not be comfortable in the middle of church yet, maybe your church doesn’t really do that kind of stuff. It was awkward for the people of David’s day also. Even his own wife criticized him for it. But God was honored by it, and God blessed David because of it. Those who learn the shout of praise, the shout of victory, the shout of the LORD. God says they will be blessed – and the light of His presence will shine on them. Praying that you will start small. Go into your closet first, or your basement, or in your car – get used to that shout of praise! - when no one is looking. Get good at it. Learn His shout of praise - and God will bring you together in His time with others who know the power and the blessing of this shout of the LORD. He will bring you to the multitude who will Shout His Praise together. This is where the rubber meets the road. Some things that God says in His word, I’m comfortable with, like work hard, read the Bible, be thankful. I’ll obey them – because I’m used to them. They make sense, and they aren’t embarrassing. But what happens when the Holy Spirit leads me to do something that I’m not as comfortable with, that I don’t know anyone who does this, that’s a little awkward at first, that I haven’t learned yet? PiVAT before dinner is full of those things, so is PRISM. Even your Daily Call was uncomfortable at the start. But what a blessing that testimony is! God said it, but now you know it - you've learned it! Obedience is like that. Sometimes uncomfortable, most new things are. God will always stretch you. Praying that you will take Him at His Word – that whatever He tells you – you will recognize, and do, so you learn the things He is leading you to – to bring about in your life, and blessing and the good that He has for you! Praying that you will know this shout of praise, praying that you will unleash your voice with the shout of praise! the shout of victory, the shout of the LORD that brings His blessing and His light!
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