Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Praise and Strength

It is written that, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower.”  The word in Hebrew for “strong” is “oz”.  It means “strength”, “force”, and “boldness”. Thus, the name of God is strong, it has a force in it, and it gives boldness. The word also means security. The name of God brings security. It also means “majesty” - the name of God is majestic.

However, “oz” also means “praise”  in Hebrew. So there is a link between praise and strength.

Those who praise God become strong. The praising of God brings strength. Jehoshaphat’s soldiers were strong because they praised God. That was always the secret of God’s army. The armies of Israel were led by worshipers praising. Those who don’t praise God, who complain, are going to be weak. Those who praise God are going to be strong.

The secret of strength is not exercise or willpower, the secret of strength is given to those who praise. For “oz” means both praise and strength. The name of God is a strong tower, a tower of praise.

From Message - Inside the Tower - by Jonathan Cahn

Today’s Mission: Give thanks to the Lord and sing a love song of praise to Him.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower;

The righteous run to it and are safe.


Laura said...

Good Morning, Karen...thank you so much for stopping by my blog for a little visit! How wonderful it is to rest in the assurance that the Lord is our strength...and our refuge. What joy we find when we pay attention to the many blessings He gives us each and every day...and we thank Him for them.Lovely post!
Have a blessed day,

Daisy said...

Good food for thought. Pretty song!

Patty Sumner said...

A great post this morning Karen.. Such assurance and strength can be drawn from the Word of God...and in recognizing that God inhabits the praise of his people...Have a great day! Blessings!

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful post and song. Wishing you a nice day.

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Karen, I have learned this very thing! When I need strength I start praising HIM!! It works quickly and is so powerful, even if I need a nap, I will rest and awake refreshed.
Your Sister in Christ...Roxy

Doris said...

Karen, your blog post are always thought provoking. And encouraging. Thanks!
I heard Sandy Patti sing many years ago at a Bill Gaither concert in Hershey PA. I still get the chills every time I hear a song by her...thanks for sharing this one!
Bless you today!

Denise said...

Amen sis.