Don’t Give your Hallelujah Away

Hallelujah is a word I have heard sang, shouted, and declared in the church since I was a child.  I was taught like most church members that it was the highest expression of praise.  When I was young I sang it as part of a song, quoted it as part of a sermon, and learned it as part of a lesson.

As an adult, it is much different for me.

Read with me in 1st Peter:

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,  so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:6-9 NASB

My Hallelujah has been my battle cry in tough situations.  When I am up against the wall I say Hallelujah.  It’s my way of saying to Jesus no matter what I am facing what you are Lord over it and in control.   There will always be a place in my heart for my Hallelujah to Jesus and I am not giving it up.  Plumbing leak?  Hallelujah.  Car accident? Hallelujah! Trouble at work?  Hallelujah!!!

I often tell my kids not to waste things.  Soap liquid, food, time, they are all expensive and should be used wisely.  My Hallelujah is expensive.  I have spent years investing in it trusting the Lord that I can walk on the water like him in the middle of a storm.

My Hallelujah is non-negotiable.  It’s part of who I am in Jesus, it’s coming with me where I go.  When I am at work, at school, at home.  My Hallelujah is a part of who I am.

Jesus is so amazing that took the old creature and turned me into this new creature.  I can’t hide the joy I have on the inside of me.  I protect that Joy with my Hallelujah by not leaning on my own understanding.  But trusting him enough to declare Hallelujah Jesus I thank you no matter what.  I praise you no matter what, and I love you no matter what because you are Lord.

PRAY:

Lord Jesus, I thank you.   I thank you that have been faithful in my life for so long.  I give you every Hallelujah. I give you my all.  I give you my heart fully trusting you today.  I fully give you all the praise today for everything I will face.

In Jesus Name Amen

PRACTICE:

Make a place in your heart for Hallelujah.  Like yeast knead it into every situation in your heart.  Trust the Lord, he is worthy of your Hallelujah no matter what you face.

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