Thursday, November 6, 2008

How Many Praises Will I Sing?

The message was whispered to my heart at a baby shower during a prayer of blessing.

Maddilyn Rose is less than a month old and the Lord has already counted the words that will be on her tongue before she has spoken one of them. 

Psalm 139:4 "You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord."

He knows. 

He has counted the times we will speak His name. 


He knows when we will sing our next song of praise.

I know, I never thought of it this way before either. I always thought that verse meant two seconds before I speak, He will know what I am going to say.  If it were just that it would be baffling to me considering I don't always know what I am going to say!

How can I write? I am as overwhelmed as the Psalmist was.......

He knows the words I will speak. He has already counted all the praises that I will bring Him in my lifetime.  

He can hardly wait to hear my next song of praise! Words of adoration that spill from the overflow of my heart. He is bending His ear, listening.......

When my lips refuse to voice the message of my heart, He still hears. He listens to the song my heart is singing! 

Before I could speak, He counted sweet nothings, those lovely baby sounds as praise to Him. 

How He loves our praise! 

How much rejoicing will there be in heaven? More than we can imagine.  More than we have ever seen or heard. Our imagination cannot dream big enough to describe our future praise. 

For now we praise what we see in part, but then we will praise with unhindered vision as we gaze on the one who is holy.

All the praise that I will ever give Him will never be as much as He deserves! 

I have long forgotten praises from the past, but He was treasuring them before I spoke them. 

Our all-knowing God...........He knows our hearts and listens to the message they are beating. I pray that my heartbeat will be in rhythm with His........and many praises and songs and prayers will flow from my heart to my tongue. 

He already knows.........

So I ask, would you give me grace to praise you more, Lord? Moments spent in praise are never wasted. They are moments You treasure for eternity. Oh, for grace, to praise You more!

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Rejoicing with you~


Joyful said...

Cheri, how absolutely precious this post is - it's so much more than words on a page - it breathes such truth and fills my heart with song.

How can I keep from singing,

PS. Tried to comment on your post yesterday, but my computer kept failing. So glad of my generational foundations. "On Christ the solid rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand."

Laura said...

Isn't He amazing? He speaks to us in the sweetest of moments. He just wants to share in these special times with us!
I can feel your awe in your words and it always makes me smile to hear one of my sisters in Christ rejoice over His awesomeness this way!
Keep praising!

melissa said...

Thankyou for this post- I thought of that verse when I held my son for the first time! Isn't the Lord amazing?! I look forward to following your inspirational blog!