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Get into Position


"Sing, O childless woman, you who have never given birth…"
(Isaiah 54:1, NLT)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Sometimes, when we don't see our dreams and desires coming to pass, we can feel empty and barren like a woman who is unable to have children. But look at what this verse is saying: if you've got unborn promises, don't just sit around in defeat. Don't just give up and say, "Too bad for me."

But, God says when you're barren, the first thing you need to do is sing a song of praise. You might think, "Well, Joel, I'm kind of depressed today. I'll sing after I have my 'baby.'"

No, this passage wasn't written to people who were holding their baby and had seen their dreams come to pass. It was written to empty-armed people; people who didn't have what they were believing for. Do you know why?
When you're giving God praise, do you know what you are doing? You are activating your faith and putting yourself into position to give birth to that promise. You are setting yourself up for God to move on your behalf.

Why don't you get into position today by singing a song of praise? All throughout the day, thank Him for what He is doing in your life and watch those dreams and desires come to pass.


"Father in heaven, I surrender all my questions, all my doubts, all my fears to You today. I know that You have a plan to fulfill every dream and desire in my heart. I choose to sing praises to You this day and thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen."


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Why don't you get into position today by singing a song of praise? All throughout the day, thank Him for what He is doing in your life and watch those dreams and desires come to pass.

Every day Joel Osteen has been sending a word of encouragemnt in my inbox
along the idea of praise in advance.
When I was experiencing one of the most hurtful destructive break ups of my life.....
my mother encouraged me to clap my hands loudly and sing Hallelujah aloud
and though I felt foolish having no human logical reason in the natural to exult in this way...
without something miraculous prompting it
I did it and it did shift energy in that moment ...in that moment the grief changed to
the focus on God ....
and even if it does not ..even if one is still in worry or despair.....
the act of doing such a means of worship is........FATH IN ACTION

I felt the urge to share..I was just going to do it privately
because it keeps coming up..and I've learned to pay attention
but I know I will be more accountable if others join in
as the Lord said where two or more are gathered
there I AM

indeed when I opened to CF this morning with this thread in mind
I saw Mitcy had already bumped up a thread that eloquently
focused passionately fervently on this very concept then I knew
the prompting of the spirit were confirmed

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. ...

CONSCIOUS PRAISE..not just the awe and love we feel for God
but making a decision
actually more than a decision.. a committement..Lord I choose to commit to give thee
praise THROUGHOUT THE DAY /EVENING for thou art Wonderful and Merciful
It is praying without ceasing

I invite us to post daily either the words of praise we used or
to mark the day as keeping the committment.

I chose 10 days beginning sundown to honor Rosh Hoshannah
and Yom Kippur...which are High Holy Days and all over the world Messianic Christians
will join their Jewish sisters and brothers in deep prayer,reflection, repentance,and praise

I will bump up past wisdom from CF on Faith and Praise
and or post articles in this thread to give us Godly strength

See the first one below
May the Lord richly bless us all so we may in turn be a most humble and abundant blessing to HIS people
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Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” :yep:

Start your own how-to-pray-and-get-results guidelines as if you were going to share it with other people. Then start sharing it with other people. Could substance be prayer strategies?

Follow up with your prayers. If you are praying for someone, pray very specific. Follow up by calling the person you are praying for and expect results from your prayers. Believe it or not, your follow up will increase the faith of the people you’re praying for which puts them in the position of receiving. Could encouragement and communicating be substances?

Gauge your success in small portions.
If you are seeing no results from a prayer, try breaking the prayer into smaller portions and work on them in specific check points. Jesus said a person has to believe that they receive what they pray for when they pray for it. (Mark 11:23). Based on this scripture expectation has to be an anchor for the prayer. Could expectation be substance?

When you begin to see signs of little success instead of becoming discouraged bring the Holy Spirit in as a Helper or Counselor. The Holy Spirit is always with us and is probably the prompter for your prayers in the first place. However, the Holy Spirit wears many hats—Helper and Counselor are two of them. Could accurate information be substances?

Don’t take no for an answer.
As long as you are not praying for something inappropriate, praying for something that hinders God from working out consequences that lead to repentance in someone’s life, or trying to selfishly manipulate circumstances to your advantage then God is glad to hear from you. He loves to give good gifts to his children. God knows that answered prayer encourages people. Could persistent patience be substance?

Keep a comprehensive list of your prayer life.
Document the things you are praying for and their answers. Resurrect cold cases and rework those prayers. Create a log of answered prayers in a beautiful book that is meant to become a sacred family heirloom to your children and grandchildren. Encourage them to do the same. Could the testimony of your past faith be substance for today’s prayers?

Act on your prayers. Find one step you can take toward your answer and watch God open doors as you approach them. If you are not getting an open door then search out a different step you can take. Do what you know to do and God will “be faithful to complete the good work He has begun in you.” Could action and motion be substance?


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Thank you again for confrimation. I am in this.

Amen.Thank you...
Thanking Mitcy too.
and when I went to the store on an errand and was looking at old-y CDs..I picked up one and the first track I saw was FAITH :yep:
which is a secular tune that deals with a breakup

I love you God!
Guess I just cldnt wait till the evening :)

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Amen.Thank you...
Thanking Mitcy too.
and when I went to the store on an errand and was looking at old-y CDs..I picked up one and the first track I saw was FAITH :yep:
which is a secular tune that deals with a breakup

I love you God!
Guess I just cldnt wait till the evening :)

Yes, I saw her bump up the Praise your way to your break through.

Then I got an email from my Pastor today

"If you need a breakthrough...PRAISE GOD BEFORE YOU GET IT! Your praise is what attract Him to you,,,Go ahead...I dare you...DANCE IN ADVANCE!!!!"

I love God for his confirmations.


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Then I got an email from my Pastor today
"If you need a breakthrough...PRAISE GOD BEFORE YOU GET IT! Your praise is what attract Him to you,,,Go ahead...I dare you...DANCE IN ADVANCE!!!!"

oh my goodness
alrighty then.....

join in sisters:yep:
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Day 1..
in Day of Praise :)


I prayed and sang this out loud
and each day will praise ad sing out loud
thank you Lord for this opportunity...
I love you Lord


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Day1-If I spoke for a thousand years I could never praise you enough dear Lord.
If I said thank you and never stopped it wouldn't be enough.
Your presence inspires and encourages me and your everlasting love lifts me up.
All Glory, Praise , Honor and Majesty be unto you O Lord. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

I love the Father .
I love his only Son.
I love the spirit.
I love the three in one.
For he created me.
Redeemed and set me free
Praise him, Praise him, Praise him, Praise him.


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Deuteronomy 10:21 (New International Version)

21 He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes


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Day 2 of Days of Praise :)

Praise ye the Lord Oh Bless His Holy Name
Praise ye the Lord and Bless His Holy Name


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Defiant Praise

21 September 2009 Print version PDA version
Judges 7:19-20 'Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"'(NIV)

We praise God partly because it is a powerful weapon in our armoury. In a sense, praise is like the blowing of a trumpet which declares that, whatever the enemy may do God and his people will be victorious. Spiritual battles cannot be fought with natural weapons (2 Cor. 10:3-4) and praise, being a spiritual weapon, is powerful to frustrate the works of Satan (Ps. 149:6-9). When you read Judges 6 and 7, you begin to wonder why God went to so much trouble just to get Gideon to blow a trumpet. This guy was hiding in a winepress yet God set him aside to muster the men of Israel for war. Certainly, he's an unlikely hero. Somewhere underneath the layers of fear and defeatism in Gideon's heart, however, God saw a desire to fight back under the pressure. When Gideon eventually blew his horn, he was calling the Israelites to recognize the strength of their God. He was declaring that, although they were mightily outnumbered, they would come out the winners because, and only because, God was with them. Today, many Christians are hiding in winepresses, afraid to really let their dreams out lest they be squashed. So many have lost their resolve to fight back when in a corner. In those pressure times, we need to re-sound the trumpet of war, declaring that God is on our side. We need to open our mouths in praise, constantly declaring that ours is a God who overcomes even the worst threats and opposition.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to sound the trumpet of war in praise. Help me to open my mouth in defiant praise, even when the enemy seems to be all around. I want to focus on your character and your promises, not on my problems.'

© 2003-2004 Mal Fletcher


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Psalm 67 (King James Version)

Psalm 67
1God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

3Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

4O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

5Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Let the people praise theee o Lord :)


Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
I Thessalonians 5:18
"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
I'm careful not to thank God FOR everything, for not everything we go through or experience is the will of God :yep:

If you want to feel the Presence of the Lord,
Why don't you Praise Him?
Lift Your Hands and Praise Him!
If you want to feel the Presence of the Lord,
Why don't you Lift Up your Hands and Praise the Lord.

Praise Him in the Morning,
And in the Noontime,
And in the Evening.

Praise Him all Ye People,
Why don't You Lift Up Your Hands and Praise the Lord?


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Psalm 150
Let All Things Praise the LORD
1 Praise the LORD!

Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!

2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!

3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD!


Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
Psalm 33
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

Praise the LORD with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.

Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the LORD is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.

The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Hallelujah, Amen.

Hallelujah, Amen.


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2 Samuel 22:47
"The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!

How great is our God
How great is his name
He's the greatest one forever the same
He rolled back the water of the mighty Red Sea and he said I'll be with you
Put your trust in me


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Psalm 138
Give Thanks to the LORD
Of David.
1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
2 bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
3 On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
4 All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
5 and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,
for great is the glory of the LORD.

Oh bless the Lord my soul!
His praise to thee proclaim!
And all that is within me join,
To bless His holy name!
Oh yeah!
Oh bless the Lord my soul!
His mercies bear in mind!
Forget not all His benefits,
The Lord, to thee, is kind.

He will not always chide
He will with patience wait
His wrath is ever slow to rise
Oh bless the Lord
And ready to abate
And ready to abate
Oh yeah!
Oh bless the lord
Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul! He pardons all thy sins
Prolongs thy feeble breath
He healeths thine infirmities
And ransoms thee from death
He clothes thee with his love
Upholds thee with his truth
And like an eagle he renews
The vigor of thy youth Then bless His holy name
Whose grace hath made thee whole
Whose love and kindness crowns
Thy days
Oh bless the lord
Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul! Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul!
Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul!
Bless the lord, bless the lord
My soul!
Bless the lord my soul!


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Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.


Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
Psalms 150:6
Let everything that has breath....

And all the powers of darkness tremble at what they’ve just heard,
'Cause all the powers of darkness can’t drown out a single word...

When all God's Children Sing "Glory, Glory! Hallelujah! He Reigns!"


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Pslams 150

1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his heavenly dwelling; praise him in his mighty heaven!

2 Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness!

3 Praise him with a blast of the trumpet; praise him with the lyre and harp!

4 Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with stringed instruments and flutes!

5 Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.

6 Let everything that lives sing praises to the LORD! Praise the LORD!


Ever since this challenge- I have been just singing Marvin Saap "Praise Him in Advance".


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Living With Enthusiasm

24 September 2009

Zephaniah 3:17
'The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.' (NIV)

Have you ever met a 'mega-spiro'? They're the ones who come to church carrying huge King James Family Bibles. They're always quoting scriptures they don't understand, just to demonstrate their superior brand of spirituality. They claim to have real joy, 'deep joy'. The problem is that their joy's so deep you can't find it! They look like they've been baptized in lemon juice. I have a feeling that God enjoys their company about as much as I do. After all, God invented enthusiasm. In Genesis, God was thrilled by what he'd made (Gen. 1:31). There are many verses that talk about God being interested in and enthusiastic about his creation - especially humankind. This verse in Zephaniah, in the literal Hebrew rendition, tells us that God wants to 'jump for joy, skip, leap and spin around' us. David knew how to express his faith and his love for God. In praise, he whirled about so much that his wife accused him of going too far (2 Sam. 6:20). Interestingly, he was wearing the linen ephod of a priest when he did this, which shows us that enthusiasm is not irreverent or distasteful to God. It's part of our priestly ministry. God isn't looking for exhibitionism, or weird behaviour that simply makes us look like oddities and turns people away from him. What he does want, are people who are not ashamed to express their passion and enthusiasm for him. That enthusiasm is a God-given gift and one worth putting on display, because it reflects what he is like.

Prayer: Father, I want to learn to live with enthusiasm. I want to live as if you really are excited about me and my life. I want to praise you before other people without reservation or inhibition.'
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The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion;
slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The LORD is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD;
and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and talk of thy power;
12 to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall,
and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works.
18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD:
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Song.. We Will Glorify :)
We will glorify the King of Kings,
We will glorify the Lamb,
We will glorify the Lord of Lords,
Who_ is the great I Am.

Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty,
We will bow before His throne,
We will worship Him in righteousness,
We will worship Him alone.

He is Lord of heaven, Lord of earth,
He is Lord of all who live,
He is Lord above the universe,
All praise to Him we give.

Hallelujah to the King of Kings,
Hallelujah to the Lamb.
Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords,
Who is the great I Am.
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Psalm 100 NLT

Praise the Lord!
Yes, give praise, O servants of the Lord.
Praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord forever and ever.
Everywhere--from east to west--
praise the name of the Lord.
For the Lord is high above the nations;
His glory is far greater than the heavens.
Who can be compared with the Lord our God,
who is enthroned on high?
Far below Him are the heavens and the earth.
He stoops to look, and He lifts the poor from the dirt
and the needy from the garbage dump.
He sets them among princes,
even the princes of His own people!
He gives the barren woman a home,
so that she becomes a happy mother.
Praise the Lord!

Song- We're in Bible School today
Jesus loves to hear us pray
Let us worship
Let us sing
Praises to our God and King


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Psalms 123
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

I will lift my eyes to the Maker of the Mountains I can't climb
I will lift my eyes to the of the Calmer of the Oceans raging wild
I will lift mye eyes to the Healer of the Hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to YOU.


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"And he said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27).

Also New Living Translation-

Luke 18:27

He replied, "What is impossible from a human perspective is possible with God".

I am praising the Lord in Advance!
over the impossible.

Lyrics to Hallelujah Anyhow :Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir!
I believe I'll testify
God's been good to me
Through every test and trial
I've got the victory
The enemy has tried his best
To make me turn around me bring me down
But my God's never failed me yet
So I'm gonna stand my ground

No matter what comes my way
I'll lift my voice and say
Hallelujah anyhow'..

Wait a minute one more time
Think I'll say it again
God's been so good to me
And He's my closest friend
I've come to far to turn around now
I'm gonna stand I'm gonna wait
Watch God work it out somehow

No matter what comes my way
I'll lift my voice and say
Hallelujah anyhow'..

Oh, Hallelu Halleu anyhow
Hallelu Halleu anyhow
Hallelu Halleu anyhow
No matter what comes my way
I'll lift my voice
Hallelu Halleu anyhow
Hallelu Halleu anyhow ' I'll keep singing
Hallelu Halleu anyhow
Hallelu Halleu anyhow