Live in an atmosphere of praise! It changes things! As I am writing my book, I am so reminded about this. When I lay on my couch, Nov.2/06 at 79 lbs, thinking that I was breathing my last breath, I began to praise God. My friend, Mary, had sent me a CD from Joshua Mills, entitled Praise Changes the Atmosphere. Wow! I was so impacted by that CD and here I am today. I am well and enjoying my life. And I know, it is because God raised me up.
I cannot stress enough the importance of praising God in everything. We often take the everyday things for granted. But, nothing happens to us by chance. If we are a child of God, then He is watching over and seeing to every little detail of our life. There are times, when praise is the last thing that we want to do. I know, I've been there. But that is exactly the time that we must. I believe that is when it becomes what the Bible says "a sacrifice of praise". It wasn't easy, but as I acted in obediance to what God said, he filled not only my heart with praise but my mouth as well. I became aware of all the things that I had to be thankful for and joy filled my heart. So let's be a people of praise! Let's change the world we live in! Let's be a peculiar people!