Cultivate your Praise!


Spring started on March 20, 2016.

What a joy? You and I make it to see Springtime. This is the time when things begin to blossom.

Watch this youtube video:
The Blooming Flowers

Watching these flowers bloom, reminded me of a story when The Lord, our God chose a priest from the children of Israel. Let’s read this account in Numbers 17:5-11:

5 And it shall come to pass, that the man’s rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

Do you recall me telling you that you are a priest of a living tabernacle [your body] (1 Peter 2:5)? As priest, you are to draw near to God (Exodus 19:22, 24:2, 28:43, 30:20), and shall blossom for Him (Isaiah 61:6, 11).

You and Him walking and talking in the Garden of Eden. God has appointed you as groundskeeper, who has priestly duties, to cultivate your praise.

In your praise, you will cease from worrying, murmuring, complaining, and focus on improving or developing a better relationship with your Heavenly Father. God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. Why? Because your praise is not for you, but for someone else. They need to see the glory of God, the goodness of God, and the strength of God, plus the Lord said, “You shall blossom.”
6 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod a piece, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
God is requiring some from us on a daily basis. Do you know what that is? Praise and Worship. Do you have a rod of value to give to the Lord today? Yes you do! It’s called a daily sacrifice of praise.
7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.

“I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.” – Psalm 54:6

“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” – Hebrews 13:15

8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

What “brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds?” It’s our lips; which bears fruit, because of our praise to God.

9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

When was the last time you made somebody cultured? You brought forth your blooms of praise? Your joy and gladness that only can come from God? Others will learn from you, if you sow God’s goodness into their lives. Believe me. They will take up their rods, and begin to cultivate, just like you.

10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron’s rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.

Because of you, their praise will be a living testimony; proof and evidence of the living God. Praise is the key to all things. Instead of worrying, praise! This token will be kept for the next generation.” Choose life that you and your seed my live (Deuteronomy 30:19).

11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.”

So do as Moses did, obey His voice, and act on what He said (Deuteronomy 13:4). Cultivate your Praise!
Spring is Here! Rejoice. Let’s come out of hiding, develop and nurture somebody in the knowledge of the Lord, your God. Show them the ways of praise – bloom for Jesus! Show forth your fruit (Matthew 7:16-17) and “Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.” – Psalm 147:1

Before you know it this season will pass, and Summertime around the corner. So, I hope that you will appreciate the times of rain and cool breezes to awaken the sleeping soul.

Rejoice in this Season of Change. A season of beauty. A season of hope! Rejoice!

Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!
Shelena

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