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Random Musings About Praise and Radiance

Today has been a long, long day following a very busy week. Last week I was gone at camp then this weekend was full with a funeral, grad parties, and what seems like a million other things. On top of that this week is VBS at our church and I’m helping with music and at the last minute helped fill in for the skit. Add to that not having caught up on sleep from camp and not getting much sleep these last few nights, you have a very sleep deprived, crabby, worn out, and stressed girly.

Just a few minutes ago I went to update my twitter status and was about to complain about all my pitiful woes when I was struck with reminder that we need to praise God in both good and bad. So as I looked up a Bible verse as my twitter update instead of my complaining, I was reminded about a verse from Psalms 34 which I have been trying to memorize and meditate on lately which served as a beautiful reminder. “I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (v. 1)

Once again I am reminded that God tells us to stay strong when we are past our breaking point, that we are to praise Him when we are too tired to do so, that we are to find our strength in Him alone, and how He works through our inabilities.

Another verse from Psalms 34 that I really love is verse 5, “Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” When thinking of that now in context, they are radiant because they are praising the Lord, boasting in Him, seeking Him, crying out to Him, taking refuge in Him.

I have never seen a person that is truly praising God in corporate worship that didn’t look radiant. I personally love to see people worship the Lord with extreme joy and to see it in their faces or just seeing their hands lifted to the heavens in praise. It is amazingly encouraging to me and it draws me to praising God even more. It’s contagious! That’s the way our lives should be all the time, contagious.

When we are blessing, glorifying, seeking, experiencing, loving, praising, boasting, and serving God we will be radiant. It will be contagious. My dad always says that “passion is caught, not taught” and I couldn’t agree more! So go out there! Be contagious!

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Just Randomness

 Well Kaysie tagged me to tell 6 random things about myself… the hard part for me will be thinking of only 6. Here are the rules.

  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Write six random things about yourself.
  • Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
  • Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
  • Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Now brace yourself for my random facts. :)

  1. I have been named the princess of the Realm of Randomness by my awesome friend Hope, who created the realm.
  2. I have a pink faux leather trench coat that I actually wear from time to time.
  3. I called myself Ea (E-u) when I was a toddler and now one of the kids I babysit for calls me that. One of the other families I babysit for calls me “Weewa” or “Weefwa”.
  4. I am a stain magnet! I am ALWAYS spilling on myself. :(
  5. I love downhill skiing (though cross country skiing is great too). I can NOT snowboard though (I tried it and couldn’t move the next day).
  6. I am happy right now because my dad gave me one of his awesome highlighters that also have mini post it notes on them. SEE?

Ok, now I tag…

  1. Trey
  2. Mike
  3. Andrew
  4. Sam (Maybe he will actually post for once. )
  5. Kelsea
  6. Shelly

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