Could Practice Make Perfect?
The practice of praise is to be continual, but it will only become that as we discipline ourselves to practice the praise of God.
In The Hallelujah Factor Jack Taylor tells of a converted atheist who related how he and his atheist friends would gather in their meetings and take turns publicly blaspheming God. They were so adeptly trained that they could stand for hours and hurl insults and ridicule toward God without ever repeating themselves.
How can we train ourselves to praise God? Perhaps David was so skilled at worship because he did it often. He wrote, "Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments" (Ps. 119:164).
To begin practicing the praise of God, let's declare with the psalmist: "My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise" (57:7).
Dear Jesus, I need Your strength to continually praise You.
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise" (Hebrews 13:15).
Memory Verse for May
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6, 7).
Prayer Request Pray for a continued summoning by the Holy Spirit so that every woman who should be at the conference will learn about it and be drawn to attend.