“I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth”
(Psalm 34:1, NKJV)
Attitude of gratitude will knock holes in your walls of hindrances. Open your mouth and let the arrows fly. Find your Bible and sing Psalm 34 and jump with sanity instead of insanity. Let us not seek God in vain but in __________________________. If you get the blank right follow along and fill in this one. I sought the Lord and He _________ __________?
Then yell real loud and answer, what happened ________________?
11 thoughts on “Faith Quiz”
Happiness and faith…heard me…He delivered me out of my distress….
Let us not seek God in vain but in __________________________.
From singing and reading Psalm 34 it looks like we seek Him in humility and righteousness with praise in our mouths; magnifying Him together; and with trust and fear in our hearts. (?)
Let us not seek God in vain but in (a purposeful praise manner to Him??)
I sought the Lord and He (delivered me??)
Then yell real loud and answer, what happened ( he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears??)
Did I get any of them right??
Right you all are! When we seek God in purpose, praise and faith we get positive results. There are just so many ways we can praise God and so many wonderful Words we can use to praise HIm. It builds our faith to yell it out and rejoice in the Joy He has already given us.
“I have seen that everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent]; but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity]”
(Psalm 119:96, AMP)
Reading further in Psalm 34, I like what vs 8,9 Message say: “Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him. Worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all his goodness. “
Sara, I love the statement above: ” Attitudes of gratitude will knock holes in your wall of hindrance. This is a very powerful statement. One’s attitude determines a lot about a person. It can help us to more forward or not move at all. Thanks Sara for this encouraging blog.
What happens when one seeks God in vain? Is it like Cain who sought God in the vanity of his own pride. He decided he was going to worship God the way he (Cain) wanted to and not as the Lord had prescribed? He ‘worshiped’ but it was for naught. It did not please the Lord.
I suppose some of us are like that. We decide what kind of praise and worship we like and then we submit God to it. I know that God looks on the heart but if the style of worship we bring before our God is more secular than spiritual I wonder if that could be “seeking God in vain?” I’m just pondering and asking.
Psalm 92 (NLT) encourages us to have an ‘attitude of gratitude’:
vs 1: It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
vs. 4: You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
I sing for joy because of what you have done
”Attitudes of gratitude will knock holes in your wall of hindrances…”
Wendy, when I write I try to give my thoughts, heart and time to the study of God’s Word and believe the Holy Spirit to reveal His ways to me and through me by the gift I have been given as a wordsmith. As I was writing those words I could see and feel the walls of hindrances as un-forgiveness, hate, bitterness and the like holding us captive. When we begin to give our thoughts to and for others while showing love, forgiveness with attitudes of sweetness, goodwill and delight in the power of God those walls fall and out we walk in freedom.
As you said, CF, ” it can help us to move forward or not move at all.”
Even in troubling, stressful times these verses from Psalm 34 (Message)are encouraging promises to be appreciative of.
“God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.” vs 4
“God keeps an eye on his friends, his ears pick up every moan and groan.” vs 15
“Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you.” vs 17
“God pays for each slave’s freedom; no one who runs to him loses out.” vs 22