Tonight in church the youth/assistant pastor preached from Psalm 34 about PRAISING the Lord and PRAISING Him out loud. So pardon me, but I'm going to use this post to PRAISE the Lord!
Dillon's mommy called me today and said three things need to happen over the next few weeks, but the doctors mentioned the word "HOME"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's the PRAISE, and it all goes to our great God.
Here are the three things that are the prayer requests:
1 - Some tests need to be run.
2 - A feeding tube needs to be placed in Dillon's stomach surgically.
3 - T needs to learn how to suction out his mouth and nose secretions, since he won't be able to swallow for a few months. (This one is disappointing.... but David wrote, "I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth." ~ Psalm 34:1)
That verse really struck me, especially the word continually. I thought of my friends J and T and the *trial* they're going through. If anyone has a right not to PRAISE the Lord, I would think they would rank right up there. But J and T, just like the rest of us, need to PRAISE the Lord, regardless of the situation.
It's interesting to note that David used all and continually because I'm very apt to want to PRAISE the Lord when things are going smooth or I can see the future. I think you will agree with me when I say I enjoy PRAISING the Lord even more when I'm in a *refining-by-fire-process* because I know He is working to bring out His best in me. It is harder to do, but my relationship is so sweet with the Lord when He works in my life like that.
So that's my PRAISE and prayer requests. Oh, and one more thing. Would you pray for little Dillon's release to be on the 16th, if it's God's will? That would be his one-month birthday, and a wonderful gift for his parents:-D
Don't forget to PRAISE the Lord and count your blessings out loud!