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Don’t Let the Rock Cry Louder

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Are you struggling in certain areas, and you find your praise and worship life has gone... stale? I’ve asked the Lord: “Help me level up my worship to You. I know I have not given You my all. I know there is a higher place than I can reach. Please don’t let the rocks cry out louder than I.”

The Gospel of Luke tells us:

“When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

“I tell you,” He replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (NIV)

There are times when I feel numb, and it is so hard to even cry out to you. It is like the devil has a hold of my tongue.

I know the Lord has authority over situations that bring me down because if I use my language, I can speak my way out of it. My praise is my power, and when my strength is dim, I have to increase my praise even if I have to force my flesh to cry out. Listening to music helps, reading psalms helps, opening my mouth and singing whatever song on my heart helps, and singing songs specific to my situation helps. I will not let the Pharisees or the negative people in my life stop my praise or speak against my circumstances. I won’t let them silence me, so you should not let them silence you. Don’t let the devil’s negative thoughts stop your praise even when you are in a dry place. Use your mouth and cry out unto the Lord.

God’s words have the power to raise people from the dead; your words have the power to praise you out of a bad situation. God is worth our praise! There is nothing He won’t do for you. Let us shout and receive Him in every moment, good or bad. We should trust that the Lord hears our cries, shouts, praise, and song. He loves to listen to our voices. Let our voices be heard here and in the heavenly realms!

Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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Nia Taylor CBN Prayer Center

Nia's been at CBN since 2016. She's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in Leadership at Regent University. She lives in Virginia with her husband and family.

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