Praise that Silences the Enemy
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained
praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.ó
This past winter my family and I went skiing. There is a beautiful ski resort
up in the small town of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Itís a place called Ski Apache.
My family loves to ski. Now we arenít experienced skiers, but we always have a
During this last time my husband, Tom, decided that we could
all go down an intermediate trail. Everyone agreed it would be worth a
try. Tom went ahead to lead the way. Itís very important to have someone
to lead or else you could easily go down a wrong trail. I would go down
last to make sure everyone was safe.
My youngest son, Caleb, was a bit fearful going on a trail he never
went before. He didnít know what to expect so he went rather slowly. I
tried to encourage him by telling him how well he was doing, but it didnít
seem to work. He was still afraid. He began to cry and complain. He
whined, "I canít believe daddy would take us down this trail. This
mountain is too big."
I began to sing. I tried encouraging him and that failed so what else
could I do? I sang the song, "God has not given me the spirit of fearÖ.but
of power and love and a sound mind." Caleb was not very happy. He
said, "Mom stop singing."
I knew he was embarrassed but I kept on. Finally Caleb said, "Mom,
if you promise to stop singing Iíll promise to stop crying."
Praise silences the enemy and quiets the avenger. The word of God is
We came down that slopped victoriously. We conquered the mountain!
When you feel like you canít make it anymore or that your mountain is
too strong, Praise the Lord. Youíll come out winning like Caleb.
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