I am totally amazed at the goodness of God. Like many other humans today I woke up tired physically and emotionally drained. However, The Holy Spirit had placed a song in my spirit to sing. The song is "Let the Glory of the Lord Rise among us." The Holy Spirit knows when we need encouragement and he has the right ingredients to make us the people he needs us to be daily. When the glory of the Lord rises, the walls of Jericho fall, a woman in desperate need of healing receives her healing, the Red Sea parts and becomes stable ground for the escape of a nation of people, the discouraged become encouraged. Isaiah 60:1 states, " Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you." What is glory? According to dictionary.com glory is "resplendent beauty and magnificence." So when we praise our God and he allows his resplendent beauty and magnificence to rise upon his people and situations in our lives have to change. Nothing can stand in the way of of God's glory. There is an "awe" that takes place and when God moves in evil has to move out. The evil that Satan the thief had planned for you no longer has any claim on your life and he cannot steal, kill, and destroy any area of your life. It has been reclaimed with the glory of your Lord God! Today, choose to praise the Lord God, make the effort, it may be a sacrifice of praise or it may be easy for you. Either way his glory will push the darkness out of your life and the peace and energy you seek will be reclaimed and evident! Howard's Helpful Hint: Centered people learn to praise God in their times of need and move the darkness in their life out of the way.