“Praising God in the Dark”
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening” (Acts 16:25, NIV). Praising God in times of difficulty is an act of faith. Their praise was God-focused and it was continuous, they were “singing hymns to God.” Paul and Silas did not sing “about” God, but “to God.” It’s fine to sing about God, sometimes we do that when we’re confessing some aspect of God’s character or the blessings of being “in Christ,” but when you’re in a dark place in life, you don’t need to sing “about” God, you need to sing “to” God. No shallow relationship with God will do, only a deep and personal relationship will satisfy. No wonder Paul and Silas are filled with joy, they are having a worship service! And their joy and worship impacted those who “overheard” them in a powerful way.
If you don’t have a church home, we invite you to join us at Hebron Baptist Church this Sunday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m. for God-honoring and life-changing worship. It just could be a day that could change you forever!
Note: We will also be recognizing our "Graduates" this Sunday. We are very proud of all our graduates. Congratulations!
"I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3