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Have your ever seen special offers that say, “for a limited time only! Earn triple points when you…” It is a promotion to encourage people to engage in some activity. If they do, they will receive special bonus points over and above what they usually would get.

It is like that with God too. It is written,

“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Acts 16:26-30

There are times when praising God and telling Him how great He is, earns you a lot more points with Him than usual. Our Father has this thing about faith and loves it when you look bad circumstances in the face and praise Him anyway.

This all goes back to the Garden of Eden when Adam and his wife Eve did not listen to His word, but sinned against Him by eating the forbidden fruit. That hurt God a lot because He had given every possible advantage to His son and only asked one thing in return: trust. Ever since that trust was broken it has been a sore point with our Creator. If you ever really want to get God’s attention simply trust His word above anything and everything else.

Therefore, today, if you want to earn, as it were, triple faith points with God, just trust and have faith in Him when everything looks the very worst. The best time to shout His word from the roof tops and tell the world how great He is, is when imminent disaster looms and all seems lost. Remember, all that Paul and Silas really did was sing songs of praise when everyone else believed they had no hope. Faith in the midst of impossible odds shines ever so much brighter. God simply loves that sort of demonstration and nine times out of ten He will answer your faith, because you trust Him, in spectacular ways.
 

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