Let us pierce the darkness with our praise

Inspired by comments on a YouTube Praise video

The praise video was wonderfully uplifting, which mad it all the sadder to read too many criticism comments, which began to darken the light of praise

There are many forms of darkness not just the darkness of the night, one of the deepest darkness’s is depression, which wrap itself around your life-force and sucks all the joy out of your very being

Dragging you downwards into a spiral of self-criticism – self-doubt along with self-pity, which uses our own weaknesses against us

Clouding our vision so we begin only seeing the lies of the darkness, exaggerating even our smallest faults and allowing them to grow into nightmarish monsters

 Much of the darkness inflicted upon us can be beyond our control, while some are self-inflicted because they offer false pleasure but become easily addictive

Our enemy weaves such a web of deceit all around us; we can so easily become trapped as a fly stuck fast upon its sticky strands we soon grow weaker through the struggle and succumb to its power over us until we accept the situation as a normal part of life

There are those are born with bodies or minds that are far short of what they should be; but can they can fulfill God’s purpose, if they allow His will to be done

While others with no defeats who inherit bad habit or similar traits from their parents

Without even realizing they can easily slip into the same ways as others before them have done, for many modern day people view the commandments as outdated and even unnecessary or unfair of God to expect us to adhere to these strict rules

Uncontrollable anger rages – sense of hopelessness – self-doubt – self-pity and maybe the worse one of all self-indulgent as this we shrug off with excuses “I’m only human” “you have to have some pleasure in life”

But self-indulgent through bad habits lead us into indulging into further self-indulgent, as enough is never enough, blocking out their ability to see the need of others

Let us instead fight back and pierce the darkness with praise and raise ourselves up above the enemy’s clutches and help others to free themselves too

Let us continue to watch those praise videos and sing along where the spirit moves, let us keep them in our hearts too so we can offer up praise wherever we are

With our praise let our little light shine and with God’s power, we will shine brighter than the sun

 

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5 thoughts on “Let us pierce the darkness with our praise

  1. A powerful message Graham but not for itching ears , if we are only Human than we don’t have the Holy Spirit but we can grieve Him until we are Perfected in Love and our Carnal Flesh has been put to death.

    We remember that no Temptation is greater than we can bear in Christ Jesus, we can be Victorious but we have to want to, if not our Sin will lead to Spiritual death. Ask and we will receive as King David did, he repented from the heart and we need to do the same.

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

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      • Hi Graham, I think the easiest way to explain about itching ears is to share the Scripture below, I mostly use the K.J.V but the Amplified gives more detail so I will share both , I can also share an example if wanted.

        2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but having itching ears they shall heap to themselves teachers in accordance with their own lusts.(KJV)

        2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s Truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold. (AMP)

        Blessings -Anne.

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