“Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16 v 9-11

I trained as a teacher and part of my training was something called “teaching practise,” which was exactly how it sounded. You were assigned to a class and you worked along side a teacher and gradually practised lessons. Overtime you gained confidence and the skills required for the job. You learnt as you watched it being modelled out in front of you. Now I am a parent. Sometimes I wish there were parent practise where you get to try it out first with someone showing you the ropes. What to do and what not to do!

As Christians that's why these verses are so important. God hasn't left us on our own to fend for ourselves. He has put us in a community of believers. We are called to love and spur each other on. When we declare what God has done in our lives it helps others believe for a breakthrough. When our lips speak life and praise, when we rejoice regardless of our circumstances we shine His light and love into people's lives.

If we make it our goal to seek His face not only will we live blessed and victorious lives, we will impact those around us. Choose this as your goal today. Remember there will be days you may not feel like rejoicing but that’s when you can trust God to send someone your way to help you lift your eyes back up to Him.