Love you all, praying for you!
Recently shared the Daily Huddle – A New Level. What if you could get to a new level in something? What if you got to a new level of Praise? – to be clear of sound and color, to rave, to celebrate, to be clamorously foolish. You know that kinda praise that goes past decorum, that doesn’t look cool anymore – that gets so carried away with who HE is and the praise He deserves – that you don’t care what you look like or who’s looking. As I was reviewing – I was really challenged. How do I make sure what God tells me or shows me isn’t just today’s PRISM, or today’s Daily Huddle – but really becomes my DNA, my life-long habit. Where someone that once new me – wouldn’t recognize me anymore. Where what’s different from me – becomes what’s different about me. And God kept revealing… Psalms 96:6 - Splendor and majesty are before him, strength and glory are in his sanctuary. God told me, if you want to grow in praise – get to the place where praise grows. Have you ever seen video of the NBA or other dunk contests? The reactions are almost as good as the dunks. Just like with God – sometimes you see something in His Presence that just results in praise. Every time you choose His presence – His splendor is on display. Don’t worry – you’ll react – it’s called Praise. You just got to – you do it before you even realize you’re doing it. Every time you choose His presence you see His Majesty revealed. Every time you choose His presence – you find strength and glory – His strength and His glory gets transferred to you. Have you ever thought how blessed you are to live in this generation. You can get phenomenal worship – right on your phone. That’s why I love the worship sets on youtube that aren’t just a great band singing a cool song. There’s a funk to it, it’s got a grove, it’s got you bouncing a little – and the words are about Jesus so that’s cool. But then there’s those 40 minute worship sets – where they’ve forgotten about being cool. Where they get a glimpse of the LORD high and lifted up – and the worship is at a different level – they don’t care what they look like or what they sound like – they just saw something – and they are just reacting – and pressing in to it. They have to give him the glory due his Name.
God showed me – every time you choose my presence you must reject another activity – usually a leisure activity. His presence – especially coming back to it – getting to a new level in it – is always a choice. If choosing His presence is difficult… I haven’t done it enough, it’s not a first priority yet, a greatest desire yet. If choosing His presence is difficult – it’s not a habit yet. And then God told me what it takes to get to a new level of praise – a new level of His presence. Over-Choose His presence. When you fall in love with that girl, and you’re hoping one day to convince her to marry you – you don’t have to put it on your PiVAT to call her, or text her – you do it after every activity you complete during the day, every spare moment you get – you want to be in her presence – in person, by text or phone – but until you get to that place with God’s presence - David said “Seven Times a Day I will praise you.” Which may mean seven times a day – but that number seven the number of completion means – constantly – even chance you get. Praying that you will never miss PiVAT before dinner – so you will walk every hour in that thing which God has ordained for you to do – that will bring Him glory. Every little step of obedience – brings glory to Him and glory to you! Praying that PRISM will become an addiction for you – that His Word will so shape your thoughts – that thinking any other way or speaking any other way would be foreign to you – awkward… speaking anything other than Life and Truth would be distasteful, foolish, unattractive – you’d reject it by reaction alone. Praying that every day – all day - you would over-choose His presence – til it becomes your habit, so when it becomes your habit – it can become your greatest desire – the overflow in your life. Praying that you would always walk in His strength and His glory – that pours out from His presence. That the new level you get to – would be the new level you live in – until He takes you further.
Love you all,
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