Psalm 30:11-12 Reasons To Sing Praise

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever. Psalm 30:11-12

Seeing a person who is filled with extreme joy is a rare occurrence. Seeing someone who is filled with extreme joy, while going through a trial is even more rare.

When a person is seen who is filled with joy, many people often wonder why he is filled with joy? What gave her such happiness? What went right for that person?

Usually it is something that they had been desiring had occurred. Something had went right for that person to bring on that great joy.

Looking around, it is easy to find reasons to not have much, if any, joy. However, believers have something going for them that should give them great joy. The beginning of a believer’s joy is that God has forgiven his sin. God has removed the sackcloth of shame and sorrow and clothed him with joy and peace that Jesus can give him.

Looking around and seeing the trouble in this world can bring much wailing. The challenges and trials in life can weigh a person down. However, looking up to God and seeing how He is in control and will overcome the sin of this world, should bring about dancing.

God has also filled you with His Holy Spirit. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is joy. When God comes and places His Holy Spirit in a believer, that person should be filled with joy.

Think of how many times God has answered a prayer for you. Allow those times to fill you with joy. Think of how many  times God has spared something worse from happening in your life. Give God praise for those times.

As you look at your life and see what God has done for you, start dancing and praising Him. Do not allow yourself to be silent in what God has done in and through you.

What can you praise God for today?

Are you silent?

Or are you loud before God?

I pray today that you will know the joy of God’s presence; that you will see that God has removed the old clothes; that your heart will be filled with extreme joy; and that you will sing songs of praise to God.

Revelation 16:15 Stay Clothed

“Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remain clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” Revelation 16:15

God has poured out the vials of wrath upon the earth. Men and demonic spirits are rising up against God to fight Him. The final battle of Armageddon is about to take place.

Every battle that has ever taken place on the earth has one thing in common: neither side lets the other side know when they are about to attack. God is going to be the same way in the end. He will come unexpectedly and strike the enemy.

A thief never attacks while you are watching. He waits until you are asleep and then sneaks in to steal quickly and quietly. In order to catch the thief you have to be awake and watching.

In this verse you are told that blessed is the person who is awake and clothed. Being awake is that you are spiritually awake and watching for the return of Jesus. You are aware of what God is doing or is going to do. You are on the battle front ready for the fight.

Along with being awake you are supposed to be clothed also. There are two things that every believer must be clothed with. First is the righteousness of Jesus. It is the blood of Jesus that has cleansed you and made you holy. All the good deeds you have done has absolutely nothing to do with your righteousness.

The second thing to be clothed with is the armor of God. Each believer is to be clothed with the full armor of God in order to be ready to fight the battle. This battle is not a physical battle, but a spiritual one right now. In the end at the battle of Armageddon it will be a physical and spiritual battle.

If you do not have both of these clothing on you will end up going out naked and be shamefully exposed. You may call yourself a believer in God, but without the righteousness of Jesus, even the demons will not fear you and you will not have the armor to fight the battle.

Today you must keep yourself clothed with the righteousness of Jesus. You must put on the armor of God. Today is a training ground for the future battle. Are you preparing yourself? Are you watching and waiting for His return? Do not allow yourself to be caught not prepared.

I pray today that God will cloth you with His righteousness; that God will help you to remain awake and watching; that you will put on the full armor of God; that you will not be caught ashamed; and that God will strengthen you to be ready for the battles to come.