Monday, April 21, 2008

[Praise Him in the Morning]

My heart feels like it could burst with joy.  This morning, for the first time in well over a year, I woke early (intentionally) to spend some time in the Word, prayer, and praise.  I set out to spend a half hour focused on Him, and I ended up at somewhere around 45 minutes and could have gone on, except for the fact that I have to leave in an hour for class.  

My heart has been yearning for this submersion in His presence, and somewhere along the way, I'd lost sight of that.  This morning, listening to and singing this song (from the video below), I knew His presence, and I cried.  Why did I listen to Satan's lies?  How did I allow myself to be sidetracked by what will never really matter?  School is great and all, and it will help me make my way in the world, but ultimately, all joy stems from my identity in Christ!  All peace is found in Him, and one day, whatever degree I've earned on this earth will mean nothing, but all my life spent in devotion to my King will fill my heart with joy as I stand at His feet and sing praise before His throne.  No greater joy will I ever know than this; no greater joy could I know and survive to tell the tale.  This is my heart's desire!

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