God wants praise in the good times...
God wants praise in the hard times of life!
God wants us to praise Him...period!
I realized this today when something I REALLY, REALLY wanted happened.
Not just in a little way...but a BIG way.
I prayed HARD!
I prayed and ignored the computer, the tv, facebook, blogging...everything.
Last into the wee hours of the morning...I prayed!
I fell asleep a couple of times...but when I came to...I went right back to praying!
And then God delivered.
Not slowly and patiently having me wait, but with a quickness which allowed my head to spin.
Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
Did I think on these things? Did I reveal in God's glory?
I started to gloat (secretly) and focus on my contribution.
God brought this verse to mind...
When things go well, and I answer prayer...remember the good things...focus on the good report.
So here I am...blogging a praise for the LORD...
Thank you Jesus...for the the blessings in my life.
The ones that come quickly and even the ones I put my hope in you...
that are coming down the road.