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Praise Him | Gotcha!

Leesy captivates my heart….

  • She says Mama and Dadda.   But I really love it when she squeals Gotcha!
  • Eli was sitting in his favorite chair.  She climbed up on his lap, touched his face, and then gave him a big hug.  Eli was ecstatic with her extension of adoration.Eli and Leesy
  • She just learned how to use her hands to play peek-a-boo.  She loves it.

  View a peek-a-boo video:  http://youtu.be/YyW-BI3qoo8

I enjoy these precious moments.

But I am so tired.  I am completely worn down.

I am not justified to complain.   I have a great marriage.  We have four beautiful, healthy children.  God has abundantly provided all of our needs.

And I know my response should be praise and gratitude.

Yet, my sleep has been completely tattered by sick, hungry, scared, or early rising children.  My days are consumed with fulfilling the basic needs of four young children.  And my husband has been working unusually long hours.

I am weary.  This weariness leaves me vulnerable for Satan to take captive my mind.

So, I will choose God’s unending joy.

I surrender my heart.

And I will praise Him forever.

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name.

Hebrews 13:15 NIV