Each day when we wake up, we have a choice. We can praise God for the way He works in our life or we can focus on the less than perfect circumstance. I choose to praise God regardless.
Saturday evening my daughter and I watched “Facing the Giants” (Again! We love this movie, a must see for all families.)The football coach teaches his players to praise God at all times – whether they win or lose, they praise God. He not only “tells” them, but he models this philosophy to them. It was a nice reminder.
Life is about choices…what will you choose?
*Complain summer is over OR Praise God for the memories made
*Mourn the loss of summer vacation OR Praise God for our children’s opportunity for an education
*Hit the snooze button on Tuesday OR Jump out of bed to praise God for a career that pays the bills
*Worry and complain about health concerns OR Praise God for doctors and their knowledge
*Be negative OR Praise God because He knows the plans He has for us and loves us
Have a great Labor Day everyone!
Note: Today’s photo is of my daughter and I after we finished planting a newLilly of the Valley in the back yard. The day after I sent out my manuscript to the publisher, my parents arrived with a tree to commemorate the birth of my book. Dad strategically chose a location in the back yard where it could be seen from every window along the back of the house and from the deck he is building next spring. Even if this isn’t the publisher for my book, I will praise God for supportive parents and new growth. As the Lilly of Valley gets taller each year – it will be another reminder to praise God in all circumstances. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323