While taking John Henry to school yesterday, I told him, “Thank you.”
“For what?” He asked.
“For being John Henry Landreth. I wouldn’t want you to be anyone else but you.”
His blue eyes lit up and a smile raced from ear to ear. “You’re welcome, Mom.”
I so want my children to know that they are wonderful JUST AS THEY ARE. That they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
God makes no mistakes.
He knew us long before we were ever conceived.
I usually don’t give you assignments. But let me encourage you to tell your children today that you are so glad that they are who they are. Who God created them to be.
I bet they smile.
Oh, and I can’t even believe I’m going to say this….
I’m not gonna stay on my American Idol kick, even though I live it. For real. BUT, I’d be remiss not to address the totally amazing performance they gave at the end of “Idol Gives Back” Wednesday night. Did ya see it? I’m sure you’ve seen the YouTube video floating ‘round the net.
It was goose bump city for this girl raised in the Bible belt. I looked intently at each AI performer singing “Shout to the Lord” and had to wonder: “Are they feelin’ it as well as they are singin’ it?” I think they were. Because, whether are you are a fully committed follower of Christ or a tree in the wilderness, you cannot excuse yourself from the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit. I felt it. Did you? The scriptures command that we worship him. I’m sure some of you have probably already left today’s blog. Sorry. I can only tell ya the truth. Psalm 100: 1-2 says “Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy”.
Now, here is a scripture to begin your weekend:
1I will exalt you, my God and King,
and praise your name forever and ever.
2 I will praise you every day;
yes, I will praise you forever.
3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure his greatness.4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
let them proclaim your power.
5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
and your wonderful miracles.
6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
I will proclaim your greatness.
7 Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;
they will sing with joy about your righteousness. Psalm 145: 1-13
You see, nothing compares to the promise I have in You. Did ya feel it?