Grateful, Grateful, Grateful

The Sound of Praise

My Heart Dances to the Tune of Praise!     Photo Courtesy: Marco Laython

Life can keep us busy and sometimes there isn’t enough time in a day to complete every desired task.    However, Ecclesiastes 3 There is a time for everythingand a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die,  a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal,  a time to tear down and a time to build.   Surely, there is always a time to give GOD PRAISE  for the great things that He has done.    God has blest us through life’s joys and pains.   He has caused us to have sunshine in the midst of rain.    Truely, God deserves an enormous applause.    In each  day, find a way to give God praise.   Deuteronomy 32:3, I will proclaim the name of the LORD.  Oh, praise the greatness of our God!

Dear God,

It’s me again Lord, thanking you for being my dear friend; thank you for always having time to listen.     I want to tell you how I feel; I am going to be honest and real.    I don’t take my life for granted and I’m appreciative today; from my heart to yours,  I send great praise your way.      

For as long as I can remember you have taken care of me; as I look back over my life you have given me sight when I couldn’t see.      I remember times when I couldn’t find my way; and there you were to rescue me out of my dismay.      My heart is grateful for all that you have done; there were times when I should have failed, but I won.     There were times when you  blest me even before I asked of you; my Lord, I am  thankful for the things that you do.      I recall not having enough  strength to continue on my way; and out of nowhere you gave me strength to maintain.       I have surely cried a river of tears; and you were there every step of the way to calm my fears.     You caused people to bless me just because I am your child; when I think about your goodness, it makes my soul smile.       You have surrounded me with loving friends and family; you are really good to me.

 My heart is full of joyful laughter and tears; 
as I bear in mind my life’s years.

It could have been me, without a place to call home; It could have been me living isolated and alone.       It could have been me without shoes and clothes to wear; It could have been me hopeless and in despair.     It could have been me in a sickbay; It could have been me with no desire to pray.      It could have been me letting negative talk pull me down; It could have been me mostly wearing a frown.      It could have been me burying my dreams inside of my fears and doubts; It could have been me stuck in a bad situation without a way out.

It could have been me not recovering from a dreadful life storm; It could have been me not having the opportunity to be born.      It could have been me not willing to get up after a terrible life fall; It could have been me not hearing encouragement’s call.     It could have been me fixed to living life carelessly about; It could have been me in bondage not knowing how to get out.       It could have been me not cherishing who I am in God’s plan; It could have been me not having the courage to stand.

It could have been me too afraid to try once more; It could have been me not embracing a desire to soar.     It could have been me not having the endurance to survive; It could have been me drowning in tears that fell from my eyes.     It could have been me living as if my life has no usefulness; It could have been me not realizing  my life is blest.       It could have been me not able to enjoy life’s simple pleasures; It could have been me not realizing I am one of God’s treasures.      It could have been me in a confused mind all day long; It could have been me living weak and not strong.   

Lord you have shown great mercy toward me all of my life’s days, and  I am here with pleasure giving you mighty honor and praise.

Darlene Wiggins

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