Praising God

 “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise- the fruit of our lips that openly profess His name.” Hebrews 13:15.


I have dissolved into tears after a long day of working, sacrificing, and trying so hard to please my family, when my 4-year-old pitches a fit over not getting one thing that she wants. It makes me want to scream, “do you not see how I have done and done for you all day long and you decide to get angry over the one thing I say no to- which by the way is for your own good?!” Gosh, don’t you think God feels that way sometimes? He abundantly provides for me, yet when something goes wrong; I spend my whole prayer time focused on that.

Inspired by Ann Voscamp’s wonderful book, “One Thousand Gifts,” I now start my quiet time each day by writing things I am thankful for in my Bible. Sometimes it takes me a minute- especially when I woke up tired and the kids are screaming… However, when I really focus on all that I have, my heart and mind change and I am able to praise the Lord and be a better mother.

Today I want the world to know how thankful I am for my dear friend’s new baby girl. My friend was told years ago that she could not bear children which led to the adoption of her amazing son. This afternoon, little sister was born because God is bigger than any diagnosis and simply knew that their little boy had to join the family first. Their family is beautiful and blessed through obedience and faith.

Praise may have to start as a discipline, but can grow to be natural. Start with thanking Him for your baby- for each has his or her own miraculous story.


2 Responses to Praising God

  1. Brenda Nix says:

    Thank you for sharing how God has blessed our family with two beautiful children. He has a plan that is so perfect. We must just learn to be still and know that he is God. Thank you God.

  2. Amanda says:

    What a great reminder :) You’re a blessing!

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