Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Remind Me to Praise You

Dear Father,

Thank you for all You are and all You have graciously given me.  I long to have a thankful heart that is easily given to Your praise, to lifting up Your name. 

Yet, so often, Lord, I confess that I fail to stop and know You.  I merely rush through my day not acknowledging the blessings I am already experiencing. 

I pray that Your Spirit would minister to my heart in those moments with a reminder, with a word of caution, that I might slow down, stop and bless Your name! 

Desert Bloom Compressed

For You are the mighty God of the universe, the Creator of the ends of the earth, the One who has existed from eternity and who rules with power, justice and love.  You are an awesome God.   Nothing compares to You.  Your deeds are unmatched and recounted all the world over!  You rule and reign in majesty!  You reveal the thoughts and intents of hearts and cleanse by the power of your own Son’s blood!  You deserve to be praised! 

You saved me, redeemed me, made me one of Your own!  Thank you for Your unmerited favor and for Your mercy towards me, oh God!  I don’t deserve what You have given me, what You have done for me, but I am so grateful to You, the Giver of all good gifts! 

*Originally written in December 2009, before God healed me completely from the vision loss in my left eye.  It was followed by 4 pages of things I was thankful for.  I found it again today and thought it was fitting for a 1000 Gifts post.  

797.  The privilege of homeschooling! 

803.  A loving family to miss

813.  Sewing Lessons

814. An imperfect, but finished shower curtain

818.  Dessert blooms

825.  A gentle breeze

836.  The pain that drives us to Him

837.  My 5 year old reading to me!  Wonder!

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9 comments:

Karen said...

Shilo,
enjoyed reading your gratitude list. and imperfect, but finished shower curtain. I sewed on a bedskirt today, imperfections and all just thankful to have the health and mind to do it.
I pray that everything is well on your side of the world.
In HIM,
Karen

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Sara said...

Counting along with you ... As always a joy to splash in thankfulness all around.

Splashin,
Sara

Gentleliving7 said...

It is so refreshing to read your blog. I was so blessed by this prayer. Thank you very much and God bless you!

the Chacogirl said...

Amen! And I loved being part of # 813! Love you, too!

Donna said...

I love your praise posts. think I am going to try this same thing.

Been in such a rut since the weddings my heart feels just worn out.

Remembering His faithfulness is always what bring be back.

led screen said...

very beautiful!

anna said...

"For You are the mighty God of the universe, the Creator of the ends of the earth, the One who has existed from eternity and who rules with power, justice and love. You are an awesome God. Nothing compares to You."

It is arousing that he is beyond perfect. Yet, he uses us imperfect people to do his perfect work.
This is really good, you inspire me and god shines through you significantly. Keep it going!

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It is so refreshing to read your blog

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