A Sacrifice of Praise, Part 2

It is amazing what a little change of perspective can do. After turning my eyes on Jesus, and focusing on His wonderful face rather than my circumstances, my perspective changed. God brought to mind some precious facts that, without refocusing on Him, I never would have appreciated.

The first one is that a friend, who knows how to replace starters, just happens to be at our house. He and Chris got parts this afternoon.

Then, God reminded me that we live in a home with hot and cold running water, in a place where I can easily buy the supplies to treat my daughter, just in case any lice made their way onto her head. Plus, He’s given me experience with lice, so I know how to treat it effectively. And, only one child was exposed, in a controlled environment, with enough common sense to protect herself and the others in her cabin from cross-contamination. She probably doesn’t have lice, but we’re treating her just in case. And I have the luxury of doing that! Mamas in Iraq and Syria, even Gaza, don’t have such luxuries. Some have held their children while they died of thirst, or watched as their heads were hacked off by militant Islamists. And one mama in particular will never again hold her child in her arms; he is dead and nothing can bring him back.

In so many different ways today, the Lord has straightened my path and “made the road rise up to meet” me. Focusing on circumstances, I would have missed the blessings. But falling on my face at the feet of my precious Savior, and lifting my eyes to look at His glorious face, I have caught glimpses of just a few of the ways He has blessed me today. Now, my praise offering is not sacrificial; it is filled with joy, and coming from a greatly humbled heart. What an awesome God I serve!!

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