Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day 1 ~ 31 Days of Praise

I will bless the Lord at all times;

His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

Psalm 34:1

At ALL times. 

During the glorious days, during the hard days, during the days when the to do list seems to multiply faster than fishes and loaves and my energy level seems to be diminishing at an even faster pace, during those moments when I doubt, during those days when the kids won't stop bickering and I can't seem to find my "kind inside voice"........at ALL times I will bless the Lord!

Praise shall CONTINUALLY be in my mouth.  

Most of what comes from ones mouth is formed by habit. 

With practice I can change the whine, the grumbling, the angry words of frustration into words of praise. May my words, each and every one of them, honor my heavenly Father. May I, even during the hard days, humbly bow before my King while I raise my voice to sing His praises.

Thank you, God, for this glorious day.

Thank you for the warm, fall day and the time I was able to enjoy the sunshine and the fresh breeze.

Thank you for the sunflowers that popped up in the compost bin which I harvested today to feed the duck and the chickens.

Thank you for the children that blessed my home today.

Thank you for helping me teach the two almost-three year old boys how to be kind to one another even when they didn't want to be kind to one another.

Thank you for the boo-boo's that I got to kiss today and the tears that I had the honor of wiping away.

Thank you for providing the means to feed my family as we gathered at the dinner table together. 

Thank you for my children and my husband.

Thank you for sustaining me when my day started much earlier than most.

Thank you for friends who entrusted the care of their children to me as they had a weekend get away. Thank you for reminding me that parenting young children can be exhausting and yet so rewarding. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to experience the middle of the night cuddles with a footed-pajama wearing little one (oh, so sweet!).

Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU!

Tonight I am weary as it's been a long day but I'm good-weary from a great day. I have much to be thankful for.

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