Glorify First

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Today's reading: Psalm 89:1-52

Ethan the Ezrahite is the writer of Psalm 89, and as he begins his prayerful song, we see a praising and glorifying of God. But what we discover as we read through the remainder of this psalm is that circumstances for Ethan and those living at this time aren't good. That being the case, he is calling out to God asking Him for help and to take action in a distressing situation.

So often when we find ourselves facing trouble or when we're in distress, our prayers consist primarily of pleas for help and appeals to fix our situation with little or even no praising, thanking or recognition of God for who we know He is (our faithful, loving Father). So these opening verses serve as a good reminder and example of our need to recognize and glorify God--FIRST--before we ask Him to watch over, guide and provide for us in and through every circumstance.

How does starting out your prayers with thanksgiving and praise impact your attitude, thinking, and ultimately the requests you put before God? Tami

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I would need to do more starting my prayers in praise an thanksgiving to give a better first-hand experience for my answer.
I would think that I would come with more confidence and assurance knowing Who God is and how marvelous He is ... He is faithful, loving,gracious, is our defense against our enemies including the worst one, Satan , He is merciful too.
This lesson, Tami should prompt me to glorify and praise the Lord with thanksgiving though my heart might be heavy as I come to the Lord Who I trust and love and know of His unfailing faithness!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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