I Know My Redeemer Lives
I Know My Redeemer Lives
Today is Sunday, the 26th of October 2008. The weather was perfect here in southeastern Pennsylvania. Beautiful clear skies and warm delicious sunshine after a rainy Saturday. Crisp, clean air, and temps in the upper 60’s; an absolutely gorgeous autumn day.
As I started my day, I gave thanks and praise to God my Father for another day, for another opportunity to do something good for someone else. I asked the Lord, as I do everyday, to guide me throughout my day, and to fill me with his Holy Spirit; to protect my heart and my thoughts, to allow in only those from Him so I don’t get confused, and I thanked Him for forgiving me for yesterdays mistakes. I found that when I pray about these things early in the morning, I usually have a really good day. When I give control to God and submit to His will for me, my life is just so much better. I am by far a better follower than a leader. I choose God as my leader, and I know He will send me in the right path, the one He has chosen for me. I just have to follow where He sends me. How easy is that!
Today was truly a day to rejoice and be glad in. Church was great! The Sunday school lesson was really good, and the service was special. We got a “two-for” this morning. First, our missionaries dedicated their infant son to the Lord. That was very special. As our young pastor said, there’s something very special about praying with a baby for the first time. Then, our pastor for many, many years was honored as Pastor Emeritus. Then after the sermon, which was awesome again, we had a covered dish luncheon. We were blessed with an abundance of delicious food and love overflowed from each cup.
On the way home, there was an awesome song on the radio. I turned it up and wailed along, not caring at all who heard me or saw me. I was singing praises and feeling the love! As I parked the car, and the song ended, I said thanks to God, for allowing me to be a part of it all today, and thanks for choosing me.
Psalm 108:1 (NLT) My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!
Psalm 150 (NLT) 1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! 3 Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! 4 Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! 5 Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. 6 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the LORD!