Deuteronomy 10:21 - Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.
Deuteronomy 10:21 (NIV) He is the one you
praise; he is your God, who performed for you those
great and awesome wonders you saw with your own
Higgins Lake in the center of the
Michigan "mitten" is our favorite place. We've come
here since our boys' beginnings.
Today we're all together. My husband,
Lonny, our five sons, and me. We walk along the
spring-fed lake until we find the spot where frigid
water bubbles from the sand and foliage yawns to
expose a watery, pebbled path.
We walk fast up the stream, the water so
cold it needles our skin. One boy slips and
another reaches to help. One finds a rock smooth for
skipping and hunkers down to retrieve it. Soon, low
limbs that behave as bridges hold several sons and
they tightrope-walk over the water.
Lonny takes my hand. We stand in moss as
lush as carpet, and suddenly my soul opens wide.
I'd walked in with plenty of worry. Life is full
of uncertainty - from jobs to schools to
selling the home we'd recently moved from. But here
there is room for none of that. There is only room
Heaven shines in gold patches through a
green canopy. My boys play, and praise flows like
Lord, You are kind. You are the giver of
good things like the beauty of this secret space.
You've brought such healing to my family. You are
powerful. You are compassionate.
I've heard it said that the act of
worship shouldn't be limited to Sunday mornings, and
I understand this because what I feel here
can't be bordered by brick.
The creek ripples and rushes. Birds sing.
Trees rustle. Brothers laugh and live. And my soul
joins this song.
O Lord, how I love You. Amen. Shawnelle
Eliasen [Walking in Grace 2021 Devotional by
Guideposts and Zondervan]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
Psalm 103:1-5 - Praise The Lord, O My Soul;
And All That Is Within Me, Praise His Holy Name
Psalm 150 - Let Every Living Thing Praise
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
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