On this earth, there are only a few things we can offer that will be done away with in heaven.
One of those things is a “sacrifice of praise” (Hebrews 13:15).
When we are experiencing the pain of this life, the loss and heartbreak and hardship this world can bring, we have a unique opportunity to offer God a sacrifice - the sacrifice of praising Him with a broken heart.
When we stand in our brokenness, our confusion, our disillusionment and disappointment, and we say like Job, “Though He slay me, yet I will praise Him...” (Job 13:15), I believe the kingdom of darkness trembles and asks, How do you defeat a people like this? How do you separate their hearts from their God when they refuse to turn away from Him even when they don’t understand?
This is the praise, the worship, that undoes the enemy and turns heaven’s gaze your way.
Let’s practice today.
Follow the link below and spend some time in worship. Listen to the lyrics and begin to declare them out loud - even the ones you struggle to believe. Your words are a prophetic declaration of the goodness of God over your life.