i heard this recently. “God inhibits the praises of His children” At first i didn’t get it. For worship music isn’t my thing. (way i feel closest to God). So i didn’t really take it as truth. Then through hanging out with God so much i find myself singing His praises all the time.
i was just thinking that God inhibits our praises because, that is when we Exalt Him, humble our selves. God is in the humble. He honors it. So now i see the truth in what was told to me.
This all started with thinking about How i come to God now, it’s unconventional. All i keep hearing is “Seek you will find, knock and it will be open, ask you will receive”. so i keep seeking. asking for more of God and He shows up.
i don’t ever want to come across as justifying so i will say that God is pleased i feel only with my seeking. We all fall short and He does not measure sin as we do . Not to mention our BEST is but FILTHY RAGS in His presence.
i can’t help but to want to serve and seek a God who accepts me where i am. Teaches me how to do better either by blessing or correction. He talks to me.
This is when i learned the meaning of the two people i know who quit smoking the God way. God told them one day “you don’t need that anymore” That was it they stopped smoking. That is my prayer that i will hear God say that and obey.
This i think is what a counselor meant when he asked “if God told me to quit smoking, or was that my decision”? At the time i was trying to quit. i get it now. If we do not hear from God or do without seeking Him. We will fail and/or miss the opportunity to grow in Him.
So to comfort my roommate who desperately wants me to quit ” Have faith that God will get me to quit regardless how much i smoke”.
Sometimes i like to think it is my thorn. Like Paul, what ever keeps you humble is worth it in my eyes. Then i can fellowship with God. When i think i am actually worthy to come to the Throne on my own, that is when i am in big trouble. NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF CHRIST do i dare come to Throne with praises, thanksgiving and petitions. (rereading this part i saw justification in that sentence i like)
may all who read have deeper fellowship with God.