Praise Him

Happy Monday! What a great weekend we had at C3! The sermon Matt preached this past weekend was inspirational and challenging. I loved the example that he pointed out – the people of Israel had to shout praises to God before the walls came down. It’s easy to praise God after He has done something for us, but it is more difficult to praise God before. So this week spend some time praising God.

Praising God is different from thanking God. Praising God means we talk about all the things that make Him so great. Don’t you just love it when people talk about what you are good at and what they love about you? God is the same way. He loves to hear of the great things He has done in your life. So, let’s spend some time telling Him why we love Him so much.

Psalm 34:1-3

I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak his praises.
I will boast only in the Lord;
let all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness;
let us exalt his name together.

Quote:

Instead of thinking about the things you can’t or don’t have praise God for what you do have!

Journal:
Write out praises to God.

You guys are awesome!
Martha

Today’s Recipe:

Vegetable Soup

28 oz water
6 large onions
2 green peppers
2 whole tomatoes (fresh or canned)
1 head of cabbage
1 bunch of celery
4 envelopes of Lipton Onion Soup
Herbs and flavoring as desired.

This makes a big pot.

Recommendation
Should use 1/2 head of cabbage, 1/2 stalk celery, one onion, and I used a can of Italian diced tomatoes (these
were spicy so didn’t need anything else. Only use 2 envelopes of Lipton onion soup.

  • Lisa

    Martha,
    Yes, Pastor Matt’s sermon was fabulous this weekend. I do alot of thanks to our Lord for great things in my life but often do not think to thank in advance. I am so happy for the reminder! I will also be working hard on chipping away at those walls. I really love your quote today. Praise God ,for we have so many blessings right before our eyes!!!

  • Happy Birthday…. even thought you can’t have cake… let’s praise God anyway… can you put a candle in a tomato?

  • carlyn

    Happy Birthday to you! (you know you want to sing)
    Happy Birthday to you! (you really can sing along)
    Happy Birthday to Martha! (If you aren’t singing … you should start!)
    Happy Birthday to you!
    I hope you birthday was great!

  • Dan

    Martha,
    Happy Birthday!!!!
    Have a piece of cake next week?
    Blessings,
    Dan