Keep Worshipping God in the Storms
By putting their faith in God and learning how to adapt to ever-changing circumstances, Christians will be better equipped to handle life’s many storms.
In Keep Worshipping God in the Storms, Reverend Geary Reid discusses the importance of prayer and perseverance. No life will be without its trial and tribulations; indeed, all Christians will experience ups and downs in their lives. They must, however, be prepared to face these challenges head-on and endure through seemingly impossible situations. God does not wish His people to suffer, but by forcing them to face a myriad of obstacles throughout their lives, God seeks to remind Christians of their inner strength. Only by dedicating themselves to prayer and putting their trust in God’s plan will Christians be able to persevere through all of life’s storms.
Indeed, the Bible presents various stories about the importance of perseverance. Joseph, for instance, was wrongfully accused and sent to prison, but because of his unwavering faith in God, he was eventually acquitted and promoted. Moreover, King Jehoshaphat knew that his nation was in trouble, and he called on God for help. Knowing that King Jehoshaphat was a true believer, God helped him defeat his enemies. Notably, though life may seem too difficult to bear at times, Christians must remember their own strength. The Bible teaches us that any obstacle can be overcome by practicing daily prayer and worshipping God through all of life’s difficult moments.
The Christian life is not an easy one. Believers will go through storms, many of which are intended to bring an end to their walk with the Lord. When believers give in to their storms, they have failed. However, many believers choose to trust God during their storms. They continue to worship the Lord, and he has brought them out of their storms. They continue to worship the Lord, since they know that it was not their own strength that gave them the victory during their storms, but the fact that the Lord was there with them.
Worshipping the Lord is not a second-nature action for believers, but it must become something that they embrace and practice daily. As they worship the Lord, they will have the strength to walk through the valley of the shadow of death and come out victorious. As they walk through the valley of the shadow of death, they are not alone, since the Good Shepherd is there to guide them along and to meet their needs.
Joseph was called by God to be a leader. He shared his dreams with his brethren, and they hated him for it. His brethren sought to kill him, but they eventually agreed to place him in a well, then sold him to strangers. Joseph eventually went to Egypt, where he was wrongfully accused and sent to prison. However, God gave Pharaoh two quick and troubling dreams on the same night. Pharaoh sought answers to his dreams, and only Joseph was able to interpret them. After Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams, he was promoted on the spot. All this happened so that the will of God could be accomplished in Joseph’s life.
When believers go through the fire, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, God will be there with them. When believers go through the rivers, God will be there for them, just as he allowed the children of Israel to cross the sea on dry ground. King Jehoshaphat and the kingdom of Judah had great enemies that were approaching to fight them. Jehoshaphat, being a servant of God, chose to worship the Lord, and the Lord was there to rescue the nation. The enemies were destroyed, and Judah collected the wealth from their dead enemies.
Believers must practice blessing the Lord at all times. During the bad times, they must set their mouths and minds to bless the Lord. Jesus had to feed a multitude with five loaves and two fishes. When he lifted those items and gave thanks, God multiplied that which he had to feed the people.
When Job prayed for his enemies, God blessed him. God wants his children to continuously praise him. Believers must pray good prayers for their enemies. They must allow God to fight their battles. Worshipping God must be a weapon that believers will use to go through their storms.
Though God loves His people, He never intended for their lives to be easy. Indeed, Christians’ lives will be filled with a number of challenges, from the mundane to the serious. Instead of wallowing in despair, however, Christians must learn to overcome these difficulties. How can Christians learn to put their trust in God’s plan? How can they develop their inner strength and tenacity? Can prayer help Christians push through the trials and tribulations of their lives? In this book, Reverend Geary Reid offers answers to these questions—and many more. Believers must keep in mind that God does not wish to punish them; on the contrary, by leading Christians through trying times, God means to remind them of their own resolve. By putting their faith in God and learning how to adapt to ever-changing circumstances, Christians will be better equipped to handle life’s many storms.
Over the course of his life, Reverend Geary Reid has learned just how important prayer is to his daily routine. By taking the time out of his day to connect with God, Reid both strengthens his faith and builds his own confidence. Indeed, Reid is buoyed by the knowledge that God will always be there for him; truly, God will never lead him, or any believer, astray. Everyone experiences trials and tribulations in their lives that can, at times, seem too difficult to bear. By putting their trust in God and understanding that He has a plan for them, however, Christians can learn how to endure through all of life’s storms. With this book, Reid wants to teach Christians about the utility and purpose of consistent prayer.
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