Good morning Etsy friends and fellow Christians. This morning started out slightly rough for me. I drove into work only to realize halfway there I forgot something at home. Since my husband and I carpool we went the full way to work, dropped him off, then I turned around and went back home. On my drive I decided to count it a blessing to be able to spend some quiet time alone with God. I turned off the radio and just opened up my heart.
My heart lately has been desiring a need to know my Lord more and right before the words of all my needs and hurts came pouring out, I stopped and realized- how often do I just thank Him and praise Him for all He has so abundantly blessed me with. For how much He chooses to love me day after day? For His bountiful grace?
It was at that moment I paused and thought of all He has done for me. I started to pray, but not just over my list of things and needs, but with praise. I praised Him for the small things- like the beauty of nature, the changing of the seasons, the majesty of the sky. How much He is evident in nature, how often He chooses to show us a small part of Him in all He has made. I thanked Him, truly for all He has given me. As I started it was easy to go on and on and on....HOW MUCH He has given me, and I realized how easy I forget. I forget yesterdays provision, last months blessings, last years needs met.... And of course the simple things that I ask for throughout the day. How often does He hear thanks from me? How often does He receive the praise He is soooo deserving of?
I want to challenge you today to reach out and praise Him, stop and thank Him for what He has given you. You will be surprised that once you start, you may not be able to stop.
Today's post is different than Prayer Tuesday, it's Praise Tuesday. Please stop and leave a praise for something He has done for you. And not really for me to hear, but for all of us to see how great is our God!!!