Some mornings when I wake up I feel great, sometimes I wake up feeling more tired than when I went to bed and still other mornings I wake up and I don’t feel great but I also don’t feel bad, basically somewhere in between. I lay in bed a minute and thank Him that He is there for me, no matter how I feel. I get up, start the coffee, brush my teeth and open my laptop and prepare to work on the blog. Some mornings He gives me a topic that I need to look to His word and pray about yet other mornings I just sit here and look at the screen, no idea about anything in particular. I had such a morning today, the ideas just were not there, then I had a thought, well, more of a question that popped into my mind; what do I say when I have nothing much to say? And, the answer is: Praise Him!
God is good, far better than I deserve. He blesses me in many ways, some I know, and others I don’t realize but He does so, but He does. He watches over me and protects me. He keeps me out of harmful situations that I don’t even know are there. Praise Him for being the Lord He is. Through His word He shows me my failures and short comings so I know what needs improved. He shows me how I can correct those failures. He teaches me not that, but how I should be in life. He supplies all my needs, physical, emotional and spiritual. What a mighty God He is and worthy of praise.
1 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD [endureth] for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:15
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
4 For the LORD [is] great, and greatly to be praised: he [is] to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.
7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
8 Give unto the LORD the glory [due unto] his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
SO, when there really isn’t a particular burden about what to study on, what I want or need to know, I shall do as He commands and praise Him.
Lord, Praise You and praise Your Holy Name. Thank You for the mercies, grace, forgiveness and redemption I have been given through the sacrifice of Jesus, your son, who sacrificed His life on the cross for me. Praise You for my deliverance from sin. Praise You for who You are, the beginning and the end. I worship You Lord, because You are You.
I pray in Jesus name that You help me remember that no matter how good, how bad or whether things in my mind are just somewhere in between, that regardless of those things, I remember to praise You and seek You. Please draw me closer, draw my loved ones to You. Show us all the truth, Your will and Your way for us that we may serve You and in some way show You through our actions.
I hope all have a blessed day and have a chance to bless another.