Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Praising Him

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn- shout for joy before the Lord,
the King. Psalm 98:4-6

Just a quick little Praise to the Lord. Our oldest daughter Emily has been taking guitar for about a year now and has really blessed the family by playing praise and worship for us during our devotions. With the new semester beginning I knew that we would have to take a break due to unexpected vehicle expenses over the summer. I fought in my mind about it but knew that the lord wanted us to be good stewards with our money and this was an area that we needed to let go. I talked with Emily and she was very mature and said she understood. I told her that if she continued to work at home then next semester we could put her back in. Well she went to guitar and told her teacher she would not coming for the next semester. She told him that she would return in the winter. I am sure he knew it was for financial reasons. He gave her a letter and told her to fill it out and bring it back. This letter was for a scholarship that they give to help with tuition. I was a little reluctant at first. We filled out the paper work and expressed to them that either way we would be back next semester. I had just told her today that I had not heard any news and to not be disappointed. She said, " Mom I know I will be alright." Well later today we got an e-mail that stated she would be receiving the scholarship. PRAISE THE LORD! I never see excitement in Emily and when I told her the news today she couldn't contain herself. I love how the Lord has blessed this faithful servant of His. This was a blessing for Emily not for Momma. Thank you Lord for showing me how much you care about my children. ( Well really YOUR children)


l.ann said...

Tell Emily she and Ali will have to have a "jam" session (not involving fruit spread) when we visit next - Em on the guitar, Al on the piano!

God is good - all the time!

l.ann said...

by the way - GREAT picture!

Tanya Ross said...

Praise the Lord indeed. That is so awesome.

Nana C said...

Wow! love the picture! I just haven't had anything but prayers of thanksgiving also, it is so good to see those girls have such a wonderful love for life. God has blessed you and Marc. Love Nana C

Erik and Lorraine said...

That is so great! God is good!

Anonymous said...

How sweet. It must have filled your heart to see her excitement.