Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm Not a Conditional Praiser

Marvin Sapp: You can't wait until after the situation is over to bless the name of the Lord. Those type of praisers are conditional praisers. Those who have crazy faith know that even looking at the obstacle in front of them they won't allow what they see to hinder what they believe."

So much had happened in my life before I started the adoption. Like many of you there are circumstances and situations that shook us at the core and many of those things are what drew us to adoption in the first place.

About the time that I started the adoption I bought the Marvin Sapp CD like everyone else looking for the song, "Never Would Have Made It." That's such an amazing and powerful song that I found to be true of every song on the CD. But, the song that felt so personal, the song that touched and changed me instantly was "Praise Him in Advance."

I've had my share of ups and downs. Times when there was no one around. God came and spoke these words to me, "Praise will confuse the enemy." So I started singing, I started clapping, I started dancing, people were laughing they knew my problems and they knew my pain but I knew God would take them away.

That's why I praise him with my hands. That's why I praise him in a dance. He's given me a second chance. Come on and praise him in advance.
That's why I praise him in a song, when things are right or when they go wrong. He's given me a second chance. Come on and praise him in advance.

Praise him, come on in here, open your mouth and bless the Lord. Praise him, come on praise him, open your mouth give him glory tell your story, bless his name. Praise him in advance.

Praise him in the good times, praise him when things are going wrong. Praise him in advance.
Praise him. Bless the Lord, He is worthy. And for my... life I will praise him, praise him in advance. Praise him when things are good times, praise him trouble on every side. When I'm broke I will praise him in advance.

So I want everyone of you to know that today I praise him advance for the last barrier removed, the complete court filing, the finalization of the adoptions, and my children's safe journey home. I hope someone else can be blessed by it.


kristine said...

Every day we are here we should be full of praise for all of our experiences. I so agree!

Come on now let's bring those children home!

Robbin said...

Thank you.

I am reminded that God has not forgotten about me. I think sometimes, I remember to pray when I am troubled and rejoice when I my situation has been overcome. But OH to praise him in advance, Just brings me to a point where I am overcome with emotions.

Really. Thank You.


Angela said...

This is a very powerful CD. I too purchased the CD in 2007 for Never Should Have Made It, but have been ministered to thru every song, especially "In the Garden".

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]