Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. (Psalm 150)
Too many times we go through days taking the Lord’s provision for granted, until the day comes that there is a power outage and everything stops. Then, we immediately try to figure out what happened, and before we even find the number to call to report the outage, the power comes back on, and we go back to what we were doing (which I was writing the Lattereign at the time.) It was out no more than 10 minutes, but I was already planning about how I would get the newsletter printed.
I have zero tolerance for being inconvenienced, today; and yet, I still remember when I was growing up; if the power was turned off, we used to pass the time by making shadow puppets on the wall by lantern light. I wasn’t really bothered by it when I was younger, because we always made the best out of tough situations. We had each other and that was all that mattered.
If the washer was not working, mama would put a load of clothes in the bathtub, and fill the tub with water and put in washing powder, and we had the best time, crushing out the dirt. Human agitators, dancing and splashing the clothes until it was time to drain out the soapy water, rinse, and wring out each piece by hand. Then, it was off to the clothes line to hang them up to dry.
I don’t remember ever regretting those times. You see, the Lord was directing my steps even then. He is the one who gave me a desire to write. It took a long time for me to accept the responsibility of writing for ministry.I couldn’t see myself becoming a rich and famous writer who had sold out to the expectations of the world. Instead, I am humbled by the opportunity to share words with a vast audience every week because I’m in the will of God, and he knows the plans that he has for me.
As you read this week’s, Lattereign, think about how we are truly blessed to have been chosen to follow Christ. Praise Him in the Sanctuary