Good morning, a little later than usual, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! Due to oversleeping, (it felt good), I am late in everything, but as I stepped outside, a little mockingbird hopped along in front of me before flying off, and another puffy mocker was sitting on the rain gutter looking at me as I came back inside. God's Creation is good!
From a little devotional book Two Minutes a Day, Knowing God:
"I will praise You with my whole heart."
Psalm 138:1 NKJV
If you're like most folks on the planet, you're busy. Your life is probably hectic, demanding, and complicated.
And when the demands of life leave you rushing from place to place with scarcely a moment to spare, you may not take time to praise your Creator. Big mistake.
The Bible makes it clear: it pays to praise God. Worship and praise should be a part of everything you do. Otherwise, you quickly lose perspective as you fall prey to the demands of every day life.
Do you sincerely desire to know God in a more meaningful way? Then praise Him for who He is and for what He has done for you; and please don't wait until Sunday morning-praise Him all day long, every day, for as long as you live....and then for all eternity.
Maintaining our focus on God will take our praise to heights that nothing else can.
Praise opens the window of our hearts, preparing us to walk more closely with God. Prayer raises the window of our spirit, enabling us to listen more clearly to the Father.
Heavenly, Father, I come to You today with hope in my heart and praise on my lips. I place my trust in You, Dear Lord, knowing that with You as my Protector, I have nothing to fear. I thank you, Lord, for Your grace, for your love, and for Your Son. Let me follow in Christ's footsteps today and every day that I live. And then, when my work here is done, let me live with You forever. Amen.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,