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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: PRAISE
By c clemons
05/23/07


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Praise is not a suggestion
Nor what you do for direction
Praise should be automatic
And should not be at all erratic
Not only used when things are all right
But it’s most effective when things are tight.
Praise, should be something you do,
Especially when you’re going through.

Take a lesson from the birds
Singing their song without any words
But they’re proclaiming His goodness,
Every morning they sing to excess
Thankful that they survived the storm
Willingly they give him glory and perform.
If nature knows He’s worthy and deserving,
We too should have adoration unswerving.

Praise lifts you, and takes you higher
Not allowing you to wallow in the mire
Puts you in remembrance of who He is,
Whose you are and why you’re his
This thing called recreated abundant life
In Him, with Him, there’s no strife
Praise, it is fuel for the true believer,
Created to be givers not just receivers.

Every past victory is fodder for the next,
He’s still with us now according to the text.
He said He neither sleeps nor slumbers
Our burdens He carries no matter the number
Thank Him for His wondrous works
Knowing that He always supplies the perks
Lift Him up, glorify and exclaim His name,
He is praiseworthy and worthy of all acclaim.


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Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
How true! Wonderful example of why we should praise Him.
Rhonda Clark 05/25/07
A wonderful praise to God. Great.
Kenn Allan05/26/07
This is a very nice devotional piece; it offers a truth, illustrates it through an example/parable, and then offers a lesson and conclusion. Good work.
Valerie Routhieaux05/27/07
I like the first line. "Praise is not a suggestion" Too often we forget that. Well written.
Denise Spooner08/24/07
This was wonderful! Thanks for submitting it! Loved the detail and was a fabulous reminder of why we Praise our Lord!