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* "Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth" - Psalm 100:1
* "Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation." Psalm 95:1
* "With trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn--shout for joy before the LORD, the King." Psalm 98:6
* "Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music..." Psalm 98:4

Time and time again the Scripture encourages us to shout for joy to our LORD... Sure, why not?! We have absolutely no problem doing so when things go smooth. However on the onset of a failure or disappointment we can no longer shout joyfully to the Lord, or so it appears.

Why is it that the SHOUT of JOY at a ball game is louder than the "shout of joy" on our Sunday worships? Why aren't we as passionate about giving praises to our Lord and Savior as we do for a mere good time in a stadium, dance floor, picnic spot you name it...

We are all familiar with the Battle of Jericho where the huge walls came tumbling down only by praise and worship. The instructions were clear; the praise was to be in the form of SHOUT! Not just a shout but a LOUD shout!

In Joshua 6:20 we read, "When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city."

True, they were afraid, they didn't see any reasoning in praising in stead of fighting, they were not very sure of the victory, but they shouted their praises anyway. In spite of their situation, in spite of their doubts, in spite of their fear they shouted their praise and the victory became theirs!

When we too choose to obey the Scriptures and shout for Joy to the Lord, our giant wall(s) will come down before our own eyes! We can start seeing victories instead of defeats! Amen! Absolutely no doubt about it.

Let us pray: ‎"Dear Jesus, we proclaim shouts of joy unto You in all the defeated areas of our Life...Want to see You victorious in us Lord... Amen!"
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