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.