As the warmer weather approaches I will hear about the parties some people are planning or have gone to. If you are on the check out line in a grocery store, these things are a common conversation with some and their peers. It’s like you are trapped into hearing this sort of thing from just wanting to get some milk and eggs for your family.
I was wondering how many people would come to a party where we all would just want to praise GOD for all of the blessings that HE has given them. Or to even have some prayer time to give a bond to all who are around you at this party in honor of our heavenly FATHER GOD.
We do have out birthday parties, wedding parties, baby shower parties, graduation parties, welcome home parties and so on. But have we just had parties to gather for fellowship, prayer and bonding with your family and friends to praise GOD?
I want to do this. I want to have my family and friends around where we can all gather around , praise GOD, give each other encouragement, hug or hold hands with the love of JESUS in our hearts. Just having an excellent time sharing the love of JESUS.
I would like to invite those who need to learn more about the LORD GOD who need some answers and encouragement. All while serving up delicious pot luck dinners , eating the good home cooked meals. Food, talk, smiles and praising GOD. You can have even more fun at a praise party than at a party where you will see people drinking and loosing control.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Here are some links to my favorite site for Bible verses. It is so cool because you can get this on your phone when you do not have your hard copy Bible with you!
1Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
For you will see that what they do there at that theme typed party, GOD is not in it. And they do not want HIM there. It could be an office party where the boss wanted everyone to be there, and you comply. If you were ever invited to a party where there are those who lose control like that, politely and quietly leave. If you are new to the office, it is best to just show up and not stay. It is not for you if you choose to follow the LORD.
The best parties to have, is when there is love there. As having your loving family and friends there where there is good food, good clean games, good talk and laughter! Just enjoying each others company. But what if you know of a person who lives alone, or is in need of a good church to attend? We can invite them to our praise party.
There are many elderly who live alone and not by choice, who maybe lonely and just need to get out. Maybe they can not get out because of where they live and no one is able to help them to travel. Maybe there is a family that does not have much, or the spouse is ill in the hospital and they need to be around people to give them encouragement.
We all need JESUS, and we need JESUS at all times.
See, when you are in a party mood, it is a happy mood. And you can have some Bible reading before the meal. I say before so you will have people stay longer. And when the desert comes out it is the finishing touch. You can give out little Bible tracts that pertain to the main theme of this party. Giving praise to GOD. Here are some links to where you can print some out and hand them out during your Bible readings.
Psalms Chapter 117
1 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD [endureth] for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
1. BIBLE TRUTH PUBLISHERS
2. SOULS FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES
3. EVANGELICAL OUTREACH
Click to access jehovah-witness-facts.pdf
4. FREE CARTOON TRACT.COM
This site above “free cartoon tract.com” is interesting as how they made more like a cartoon. Still you get the point with scripture.
With these sites and with any site you will need to read the tracts with your Bible right next to it BEFORE you give them to people. Just because it says it is a Bible tract with scripture in it does not mean it is right. Many are may have false teachings.
Jack Chick.com is another site for Bible tracts, but his way of spreading the word is with a scare theme to it and many people do not like that. And if they get turned off with being scared and not showing a loving heart if JESUS in it they will not be interested and you can lose them. You may not be able to convince them to turn to GOD, accept JESUS as savior and be saved.
So research the best ones on these sites that show the love of JESUS in it and not to scare people. We are ALL sinners, not one of us is sin free.
Praising GOD for all of the blessing HE has given us. There maybe some people who do not see the blessings they have, until we show them. Praising GOD is one blessing, being able to enjoy good company, having a roof over your head, food in your tummy, feeling loved by GOD. And for a “Babe in the LORD” as how my husband would say coming to a Praise Party will be food for the soul.
I get my inner faith battery charged when there are meetings and gatherings where we all can talk about the LORD and encourage each other by praising GOD! We all need this. No matter what level of faith you have, because there is power and strength in all of us that comes from the FATHER GOD of all heaven and earth and HIS beloved son JESUS!!!
So, whose bringing the dessert? (smile)
Have fun at your praise party! Bring tracts that tell about the love of JESUS and why we need HIM. Put a number of someone besides yourself if they need to talk to someone later or a good church to attend if they do not have one.
Be blessed and never stressed. May a blessing come to all who read this blog and the others, and for sharing and passing it along to others to read too.
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