Monday, July 19, 2010

Sailing on the water

It came upon me slowly, but surely...the realization that I could not ignore the intensity of the pace, the volume of the assignments, and the bountiful grace and strength that enable me to thrive daily. 

I knew what I had to do - beginning when I awakened, throughout the day, and into the evening I am
                         singing songs of praise to the Lord!

Singing praises to the Lord keeps my heart filled with gratitude.  Sometimes my songs are sung as tears of sadness trail down my face.  Other times, a  wide smile accompanies the songs I sing. 

Today, I raise my song of thanks for:

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life redeemed

family restored

strength regained

songs sung

smiles given

forgiveness spoken

hearts connected

solitude enjoyed

time shared

meals prepared

life lived
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord." Psalm 40:1-3
When was the last time you sang a new song?

If you would like to join a chorus of thanks-givers go to Ann Voskamp's place and leave your praise to the  Lord!

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1 comment:

  1. There is nothing quite like a restored relationship. Our God is a God of restoration!