Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Challenge to Praise Him

I came across an interesting challenge yesterday - you can read about it here - about praising God "in this moment." Instead of waiting for the big miracle, the huge answer to prayer or obvious moment of God's working on our behalf - this challenge was to praise God intentionally and thoughtfully "in this moment"....right now - during the everyday and ordinary.

Indeed there is much to praise Him for -

**God is good - always good and always right
**God not only hears my prayers, He is interested in them and concerned about them
**I am never alone nor ever left to carry my burdens alone
**God is full of compassion and more mercy than I can even realize
**Whatever He has called me to do, He enables me to do it
**He is preparing a place for me

I could go on - but I think that is the point of this challenge. Our worlds become so small - so focused - on our day, our to-do list, our burdens and requests not only for ourselves but those that we love....but we need to intentionally look up and see God in all His glory, appreciate His majesty and really try to digest all that is ours because we are His child! How can we not just praise Him unceasingly!

Life and our human weaknesses get in the way. That is what I love about this challenge. The challenge to intentionally and purposefully pause, reflect and praise the Lord. I'm going to give it my best - so I thought I would share this challenge with you.

9 comments:

  1. Great challenge~thanks for sharing it...It is easy to praise Him for the big things, but what a great reminder to intentionally praise Him for the small things, too!

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  2. Amen, living a victorious and praised filled life is all about what we FOCUS on. Am I going to focus on the goodness of God or my circumstances?

    Thanks for the reminder :)

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  3. What a great challenge. Thank you for the reminder to be always mindful of God's blessings - in each moment. Habits like this form a grateful heart that flows with praise!

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  4. Oh Jennifer I LOVE this whole idea and concept. I definitely want to be a part of this too. It is just soo true. If I get the chance today (a doc appointment this morning and other errands) I will link up too. There is soo much to praise Him for...have a wonderful day. HUGS, Deb

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  5. Hey saw your link on eLisa's linky. Just wanted to stop by and say I'm so glad you are doing this next 30 days of Praising the Lord as well! I can't wait for some great discussion and posts over the next month :)

    Jami @Intentionally Living...
    jamibalmet.blogspot.com

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  6. So glad to have you join in this challenge to praise God...in this moment! It will be a blessing to journey with you!

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  7. Good post. Sometimes it is the ordinary, plain, small things that surprise me the most. I was pcking cherry tomatoes today and thought how those tiny things grow and how good they taste and I found myself thinking Thank you Lord - you are so good.

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  8. HI JENN,
    GREAT POST AND CHALLENGE.
    YOU ARE SO RIGHT, IT HAS TO BE INTENTIONAL, AND IT WILL TAKE US TO
    A WHOLE NEW LEVEL IN OUR WALK WITH HIM, CAUSE TRUTH IS...WE ARE INCREDIBLY BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE.
    HOPE YOU HAD A SWEET DAY HON,
    LOVE AND HUGS,
    NELLIE

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