I’m gonna lift my hands
Till I can reach Heaven
I’m gonna shout Your name till the walls come falling down
I’ve come to worship, I’ve come to worship
(Place of Freedom, Highlands Worship)
Do you have a song that makes you want to touch heaven with your worship? This song by Highlands Church, Place of Freedom, does that for me. I close my eyes, lift my hands, and sing unashamed.
I give thanks.
This time of year brings out the best of both of these two things. I remember all that I have to be thankful for and I am humbly grateful.
There is no one else in this world who deserves our praise more than God.(<====Click to Tweet)
From Him all blessings and good gifts flow.(James 1:17)
I want to encourage you, today, shout for joy, lift your hands, and worship Him. Your life doesn’t have to look the way you thought it would in order to give thanks.
When life is hard, when it seems your dreams are dying, give thanks in all things. It will change your perspective and your circumstances will not seem as overwhelming.
Fall is a season of change. The leaves turn beautiful colors of brown, amber, and gold. The air turns crisp.
The sweet aroma of apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin waft through the air.
Fall reminds us to watch God make dead things beautiful. This goes for your dreams as well. What you thought to be a long forgotten, fleeting idea can still turn into something beautiful.
My dream of a lucrative sewing business fell flat many years ago. I had visions of boutiques buying up my dresses and selling them in their fancy stores across the US. I only wanted to do what God created me to do. I knew I was born to create and I thought dresses were it.
Instead He had a different way of creating in mind, writing.
But before I could move onto to this new dream of writing I had to let go of the old one. I had to let it die.
I miss it sometimes and I still “pin” sewing projects on my Pinterest board in hopes of one day finding time to at least sit in front the sewing machine and create something beautiful if only for myself.
But this dream of writing is strong and one I never would have come to if not for failing in sewing. It’s become a dream I never knew I had.
I write to know what I think, how I feel, to give my thoughts a voice. (<====Click to Tweet)
I give all thanks to God for knowing what I need better than I do.
Today, I confidently lift up holy hands and give thanks. I may not always understand the path He has me on, but I can be assured His plans are for my good, to give me a hope and a future beyond what my eyes can see. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Do you believe He is for you? Try today, despite the circumstances going on in your life to praise. Don’t stop until you feel His peace and joy flood your spirit.
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Shared by: Alecia Simersky