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There was a Christian lady who lived next door to an atheist. Everyday, when the lady prayed, the atheist guy could hear her. He thought to himself, “She sure is crazy, praying all the time like that. Doesn’t she know there isn’t a God?”
Many times while she was praying, he would go to her house and harass her, saying “Lady, why do you pray all the time? Don’t you know there is no God?” But she kept on praying.
One day, she ran out of groceries. As usual, she was praying to the Lord explaining her situation and thanking Him for what He was gonna do.
AS USUAL, the atheist heard her praying and thought to himself. “Hmph . . .I’ll fix her.”
He went to the grocery store, bought a whole bunch of groceries, took them to her house, dropped them off on the front porch, rang the door bell and then hid in the bushes to see what she would do. When she opened the door and saw the groceries, she began to praise the Lord with all her heart, jumping, singing and shoutin’ everywhere!
The atheist then jumped out of the bushes and told her, “You ol’crazy lady, God didn’t buy you those groceries, I bought those groceries!”
Well, she broke out and started running down the street, shouting and praising the Lord. When he finally caught her, he asked what her problem was . . .
She said, “I knew the Lord would provide me with some groceries, but I didn’t know he was gonna make the devil pay for them!”
This piece reminds me of one of my favorite stories in the bible. In 2 Chronicles chapter 20 specifically verses 14-24. There are so many lessons within this story but for me personally it tells the amazing way King Jehoshaphat and the armies with him did not have to fight but were able to stand and watch the salvation of the Lord. Even through the most difficult and fearful times we can praise God and know that He is able to do the seemingly impossible.
In the passages it records that praise and worship went forth to the Lord with voices loud and high. The enemies were defeated. There was victory and shouts of joy for the Lord had made every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them to rejoice over their enemies.
Just like King Jehoshaphat, it should be known to us that we need not be afraid or dismayed when we face the battles of life whatever they may be but know that the battle is not ours but the Lord’s. So “Git Yo Praise On!” We can can boldly shout the victory even before the battle begins…because We Win!!!