Thursday, February 5, 2009


"Good job!"

"Atta boy"

"Way to go!"

"Glad you are on the team!"

Receiving praise.
We all look for it from time to time.

from our boss.
from our spouse.
from our kids.
from our friends.

Recognition is something that we all crave.

do we appropriately give Him the due honor and praise that He deserves?

We have so many opportunities throughout our day to give Him praise.

when we wake up in the early morning.
when we drive to work.
when we sit at our desk.
when we walk to the restaurant for lunch.
when we drive to the sitters to pick up the children.
when we cook dinner.
when we wash the dishes.
when we fold a load of laundry.
when we tuck the kids in bed for the night.
when we climb into bed and say goodnight.

Whenever God's blessings well up in your heart, stop right then and tell the Lord how grateful you are for all that He has blessed you with.

Its as easy as "I worship you Lord, for You are worthy to be praised. I need You, and I just want to tell you that I love You. Thank you, Father, for everything." Taking time out of your day, at that very moment, to give Him praise will alter your day. As you go on with the rest of your day, you will be amazed at how God's presence will fill you with gladness.

PSALM 100:4 "Enter His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name!"

go ahead and take time right now and thank Him and give Him praise!

IRIS is our host of THANKFUL THURSDAY, join her and others as we all offer up praise and thanks to Him today! Click HERE to find more grateful hearts.


Denise said...

Beautifully said dear.

Rita T. said...

Some great thoughts here. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Amen! Be thankful in everything...small or large.

Have a great trip, Laurie! Get some rest :-)

Happy TT!

Tammy said...

It changes the heart and mind to praise God - I know when I thank Him throughout the day it changes my outlook on life...thank you for sharing!

Grammy said...

I am so glad to read your wonderful words today. Thank you.

Debbie said...

Amen to that! I am learning to praise Him in the midst of uncertainty and change.

Laurie Ann said...

Great post, Laurie! May His praise be continually on our lips and in our hearts! He is so worthy of worship and praise! Blessings & Love this Thankful Thursday. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! You are SO right!!! This also helps us to keep a positive attitude. Thank you so much!

Melanie said...

Well said, Laurie! We should always remember to praise the Lord for all the blessings He gives to us.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

June said...

I always enjoy your post. I want
to Praise God for you. Where would
I be without your guidance.


Marsha said...

What an awesome reminder to give Him the honor, praise and worship due His Name!

Have a blessed weekend.

Bonnie said...

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly my perspective changes when I remember to Thank God for Who He is and that He is there in every detail. It's easy to get wrapped up in ourselves... Thanks for your post.