A Song of Praise

Saturday is my favorite day of the week. This is the day when I don’t have to go to work and be on a schedule. I get to choose what I would like to do on this day. If I want to stay in my blue and red pajamas all day, I can. If I don’t want to comb my hair, brush my teeth, or wash my face, I don’t have to. It’s nice to have choices.

This particular Saturday, I chose not to go to the gym. Instead, I decided to just stay in the house and watch some television on my comfy, burnt orange couch. I stayed on the couch watching tv for about three hours. I was watching CNN and Lifetime; going between those two channels.

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As I was changing the channel, a song rose up in my heart and spirit. The song that I began to sing is, Thank You Lord. (I Just Want To) At first, I was just singing it in my normal talking voice. As I began to sing the next two verses,  (You’ve been so good and You made a way) I began to sing a little bit louder, clapping my hands and waving them in the air.

Shortly after, I stood up and got off of the couch and was singing even louder; the words of the song got really good to me. I started thinking about the goodness of God and how He has sustained me during the year of 2020 with all of the shifts and changes that this year has brought. 

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I began to walk around the house and sing even louder. I was convinced that my neighbors were hearing me sing, but I really didn’t care. Cold, wet tears began to roll down my cheeks. Some of you may know what happens when a song gets so good to you. You start making up your own words to the song; that is what I did. 

Here are my verses… 

You are my source.

You are my rock.

You love me so.

I just want to thank you Lord.

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After I finished singing and praising God, I felt a sense of joy and peace. He didn’t care how I sounded. I didn’t have to be in the right key. I believe that He enjoyed listening to me sing to Him; after all, I am His daughter. In Psalm 96, verses 1-4, it says…

Sing to the LORD a new song;

Sing to the LORD all the earth,

Sing to the LORD, praise His name;

Proclaim His salvation day after day

Declare His glory among the nations,

His marvelous deeds among all people.

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.

What is your song of praise? What song has God placed on your heart today? Sing it loudly and boldly unto the Lord!

Published by Lisa B.

I am a passionate educator, community volunteer, child advocate, and Christian blogger. I am a native of Harvey, Illinois who enjoys teaching first grade in Atlanta Public Schools. In my spare time, I enjoy attending hot yoga classes and working out. I am also a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers and love creating educational resources to share with others. I love living out my purpose...to change lives through community outreach, global missions, education, and to bring life and light to the world through writing.

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