I’ll be honest, it’s been a day. A Monday. I likely should have practiced what I’ve preached and started my day with the giving of thanks. Perhaps pausing in this moment will redirect my thoughts as we go into the evening hours.
In Streams recently I read…
Our praise will bring forth “water…in the wilderness and streams in the desert” (Isaiah 35:6), while complaining will only bring judgment. Even prayer by itself may fail to reach the fountain of blessings.
Nothing pleases the Lord as much as praise. There is no greater evidence of faith than the virtue of genuine thanksgiving. Are you praising God enough? Are you thanking Him for the countless blessings He has bestowed on you? Are you boldly praising Him even for the trials in your life, which are actually blessings in disguise? And have you learned to praise Him in advance for answers yet to come?
~ Streams in the Desert, May 26
Am I praising Him for Mondays and head aches and irritations? Am I praising Him for phone calls and paperwork and bills? I will praise Him for these things and for the promise of a new day and renewed minds, for provision, for grace, and for meeting every.single.need. He is faithful and He is worthy of my praise.
1238. girls playing in rain
1239. youngest riding a bicycle
1240. sleeping in (just a bit) on a Thursday
1241. celebrations and graduations
1242. interrupted date night
1243. incredible hail
1244. time on the porch
1245. trust, faith
1246. a perfect day for painting
1247. support from friends
1248. being dinner guests
1249. no tears at swim lessons
1250. whole house clean
1251. finishing a book
1252. last training run
1253. Hospital Hill 10k!
1254. a great friend to run it with
1255. denim that’s worth a little extra
1256. summer Saturdays
1257. annual Spring Fling
May you find the countless blessings He has given you today ~