Thanks for dropping by!
A little scene before the mean pill…smiling.
Paul: Is it such a bad thing to be a christian?
Silas: I should be asking you oh brother Paul, remember it was you that dragged me into this
Paul: I just hope we haven’t made a mistake by accepting Jesus…
Silas: I hope not, because these days we just keep moving from one prison to another. I thought we were suppose to go from church to church?
Paul: Yes we are my dear, it’s just that the devil is very wicked. He is trying to stop our ministry…God will punish that wicked thing!
Silas: Amen! Amen! Amen!
Paul: So sorry my dear Silas, hope your back has stopped bleeding? Those solders didn’t even pity us at all.
Silas: Brother Paul, those guys are demonic I bet they were possessed by the spirit of flogging! If not, why would anyone flog his fellow human being like that? I just thank God that I drank the blood tonic we bought from the pharmacy yesterday, if not…my blood would have finished by now.
I hope you are not rolling on the floor already?
Okay! Seriously, that never happened(&thank God it didn’t) that was just to make you ease up a little bit. Wink*
This was what really happened…
“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.” Act 16:25-26 KJV
Contrary to human reasoning, Paul and Silas decided to praise God after they had been stripped, flogged and thrown into prison.
These Apostles had every reason to wail, grumble and complain but they knew there was no power in such acts...God wasn’t going to move because they cried.
With bleeding backs and sores all over, Paul and Silas choose to praise God anyway. And you knew they weren’t silent about it because they woke the other prisoners, their chains couldn’t stop them from clapping their hands and moving their foot.
” But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3 KJV
The scripture says that the Lord inhabits the praises of his people, little wonder He showed up when Paul and Silas got their praises on. I bet these Apostles weren’t particularly praying for deliverance, they weren’t trying to inform “poor mis-informed” God how big their problem was but were focussed on his greatness-that God was(&is) good irrespective of what they were passing through, and delivering them wasn’t such a difficult thing for him to do.
Beloved, praise is an act of faith(I bet it’s the greatest expression of our trust in God) and if you would only get your praise on…you can be sure of an earthquake, because God will show up and do the miraculous.
Whatever you go through in life my dear, don’t lose your praise.
Give God a place to inhabit.Wink*
Bless your darling heart.