S.T.O.P. What you’re doing!

The psalmist said that he took time to praise God seven times a day, and also throughout the day.  Psalm 119:64.  Think about that.  In essence he stopped whatever he was doing many times to just praise God.  How often do we do that?

We are so geared toward needing an immediate response that it is foreign to us to speak and not hear an answer.  I doubt you go around talking to yourself but when you do speak to someone you expect a reply.  So for a person to stop what they’re doing and just praise God is sometimes difficult.  But it shouldn’t be.  We were made to worship Him!  Unfortunately the world has changed that belief.

The peace, blessings, and love one would feel if they took the time to stop what they’re doing and give thanks to God throughout the day, would be immeasurable.  Here’s a great acronym that I use throughout the day, S.T.O.P. 

  • Stop.  Whatever you’re doing at a given moment, just stop and think about God.
  • Thank.  Take a moment to thank Him for all the good things He has done for you and thank God in advance for everything He will do for you.  I Chronicles 16:8 AMP.  O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known His doings among the peoples!
  • Offer.  I will serve You, Lord according to Your Will and not my own.
  • Praise.  Close your prayer in praise, lifting up the Father who never forsakes you.  I Chronicles 16:9 AMP.  Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His wondrous works and devoutly praise them!

I promise you will greatly benefit by following this principle.  Take a look at I Chronicles 16:7-36, and see how David thanked the Lord for His greatness.  So, next time you finish a meeting, end a meal, drop your child off somewhere, put your newborn down for a nap, end a phone call, jump into your car, lay your head down for the night, remember to stop and give praise to the One who matters most.  Do like the psalmist and praise, praise some more, throughout your Entire day.

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2 Responses to S.T.O.P. What you’re doing!

  1. Sandy Bratcher says:

    I like the image of the stop sign. What a great way to jog my memory throughout the day to remind me to stop and think about how good God is.

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