Oh, the joys of silence! It's the evening hour, and after a long day, my thoughtful husband graciously offered to take our daughters out. Just a few moments ago, our home was filled with life. Talking, laughing, and whining all came from my three and one year old daughters. Now I sit here in the silence, contemplating my free time, and surveying the day's aftermath.
Toys are scattered around the room. Random objects are also strewn about. My one-year-old daughter is mostly the culprit. As usual, she has carried these random items from one room to another. When did my teapot end up in the living room?
Despite all the disorganization and mess, I can't help but smile.
My heart beams with joy! In my rare moment of time to myself, away from my kids, all I can think about is how blessed I am with them!
I remember the days when my husband and I were beginning our family. Oh, how I prayed! There were many prayers spoken even before my daughters were conceived. Now, they are here! I am “Mommy". My daughters are healthy, beautiful, and happy. They are more than my prayers could have contained.
God is GOOD, and I am BLESSED. WE are BLESSED!
As moms, we are expected to multi-task our way through our busy and sometimes chaotic days. We keep rolling through each day and often neglect to linger on all the blessings God has placed before us! Let's choose to make this week different!
Join me as we choose to:
Spend time praising God
This week we will be lingering on the goodness of God. We have so much to be thankful for as mothers. The list is long, and I'm sure there are plenty of other areas in your life in which God's mercies are abundantly great. Let's begin by praising him with these first few verses from Psalm 145. Click here for the reading guide.
“I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” Psalm 145:1-3
As you read over these verses, consider the answer to these questions:
What does it mean to extol God's name?
When does the Psalmist praise God?
How do you incorporate praise into your daily time with God?
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