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Finding My Hallelujah

“Hallelujah” is an exclamation of worship or a call to praise. It comes from a Hebrew phrase that means “Praise the Lord.” It’s a joyful expression of praise and thanksgiving to God. Honestly, a Hallelujah should be on our lips every day for all the Lord has done and is doing for us. But sometimes it’s hard to find your Hallelujah or even remember you had it.

Have you ever gotten up in the morning and found it so difficult to face the day? Have troubles and worries from the night before spilled over into your new day? Has bitterness crept into your attitude and choked out any hope or light? You’ve lost your Hallelujah. It may be under your bed or hiding in a dark corner, forgotten and neglected. Only you can find it and bring it into the light.

Satan not only steals our hallelujahs, but he snatches and hides them. He fills our minds with so much stuff—can’ts, not good enoughs, not worthy, hopelessness and doubt. And don’t forget his favorite one, fear. If he can keep our minds on our troubles and our lacks and fill them with these other things, our hallelujahs can all but disappear. Hallelujahs bring joy and hope. He knows the encouragement they bring, and he surely doesn’t want that for us.

Think about the last time you really raised a Hallelujah for Jesus. What were you doing? Where were you? Music is one of my favorite ways to raise a Hallelujah. Not only is the melody moving, but lifting up the words of praise are so freeing. Perhaps you raised yours during a message or while reading the Word. Maybe it came during prayer or private time with the Lord. Just thinking about that last time invokes feelings of joy.

There are many reasons we may lose our hallelujahs, but the reasons aren’t important. What’s important is that we get up and go find them. Not only is there joy and encouragement in them, but praise brings down the sweet rain of the Holy Spirit. In that rain are blessings and victory and breakthroughs.

It’s time to break out your light and shine it in the corners, shine it in the closets and under the bed. Put on a full court press to find your Hallelujah and don’t stop until you find it. Kick depression, loneliness, sickness, fear, worry and doubt in the face, even if you don’t have much strength. I guarantee that once you find your Hallelujah and you raise it up, all the negativity of life rolls away and becomes less important. Praising the Lord has a wonderful way of strengthening us and filling us with an outpouring from the Lord.

So raise a Hallelujah, even if you don’t feel like it. In fact, especially if you don’t feel like it. Jesus deserves all you’ve got and then some. It’s in your praise that you meet Him spirit to Spirit.

“For God is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs.” Psalm 96:4 (MSG)

“Hallelujah! You who serve God, praise God! Just to speak His name is praise! Just to remember God is a blessing--now and tomorrow and always. From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God!” Psalm 113:1-3 (MSG)



I will rejoice in You always. I will let my gentleness be evident to all. I will not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, I will present my requests to You. And Your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind. I have my hallelujah and I will raise Your name because whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—I will think about such things. Hallelujah! Amen!

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