Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What’s in your mouth?



David said, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

A thankful heart should be a way of life for us.

A thankful heart does two things:

  • It builds your faith

The reason “we [can] walk by faith [and] not by sight (2Co 5:7), is because we know that regardless of the circumstances, God’s working on our behalf (See Ro 8:28).

  • It restores life.

Before raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father…thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me” (Jn 11:41-42).

Something wonderful happens when you start thanking God for saving, protecting and providing for you!

So let’s remember to praise and bless God each and every day!  Is there something you can thank Jesus for now?


I want to give a great big shout-out to Teresa who hosted a wonderful give-a-way that I recently won!   The prize was a $50.00 gift certificate for Lisa Leonard’s Designs!  You’ll have to go and check out the beautiful jewelry she makes!

wfw-2008sm Please join us today over at Penny Raine’s.


Twinkle Mom said...

Being thankful definetely puts us in a better perspective of thought; It reminds us of what we have, who we have around us and helps us see beyond what is there and see what Our Heavenly Father sees as well..which is the best in us.

Anonymous said...

Praying right now!
Psalm 116:1-4 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Prayer Bears
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Pia said...


i am currently reading a book which example to the topics that's being discussed is the story of lazarus.

God is good all the time!

LAURIE said...

Congrats on winning your prize! and I loved your words of encouragement today!

The Real Me! said...

A timely word my friend! Thank you!
Big hugs to you.

lori said...

Girlfriend...this verse has been coming up over and over this past week...it's been a sad one but the peace that we've witnessed...peace that can only come from the Lord has astounded many of us...this is just another reminder...

Have a wonderfully blessed day! Hugs!
Look at me! I'm first today!:)

love you!

I LOVE this picture too! You don't need me...you have it going on all by yourself!!:)

Tammy said...

Praising God for His faithfulness, love, grace, mercy, peace, joy, truth...the list could go on and on. He is so good!

Lauren said...

this is just fantastic - thank you so much for sharing this wonderful verse. I love the image you chose too!!

Happy WFW!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! May we continually praise His name! Happy WFW!

Bobbi said...

I love the "under the tree" Fall pictures...and love the verse! Happy WFW!!

e-Mom said...

Amen Susan. It's so much easier to complain than praise Him.

Congrats on your win at Grammy Girlfriend.

Off and running now...


Peggy said...

YOU and an endless list of THANKFUL THINGS in progress for this year's Giving Thanks Challenge with Leah at South Breeze Farm

Blessings & Congrats Susan... wonderful fall photo and psalm + extra scriptures to inspire us that
PRAISE from our mouths is so much better than the other words that escape...thankful that my life is being built with faith and my heart of gratitude restores LIFE...my life in Jesus' hands!!! So thankful I can lean on Him! Thanks for your encouragement! Love & hugs, Peggy

Jenifer said...

I love this!! Praising God, blessing Him, and being thankful in ALL things closes the door on the "world" around us and draws our eyes to look to Him.

Thanking the Lord today for His abundant grace!!

Happy WFW! Blessings!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, even when we don't have the words.

MyJourneyBack said...

Congrats. I loved this verse and illustration today. Great words of encouragement.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful challenge from God's Word. Congrats on your win!

ellen b. said...

I'm singing that song now "I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my heart.
Great question. :0)

Cathy said...

That is beautiful, Susan. Congratulations for winning the giveaway.

SnoWhite said...

What you have said is so true.

Thank you for sharing.

Kaye Swain said...

Thank you for a great encouragement. I really needed this today. :) Have a blessed week!

Stacey said...

Very well said~ PRAISE the Lord!!!

Hello, I am new to you ~Beauitful~ blog!!!I LOVE this verse & the I love your colorful picture:)

Congrats on your win!!!!

Laurencita said...

A big amen! Thanks for the Word.

Denise said...

O taste and see that the LORD [is] good: blessed [is] the man [that] trusteth in him.

A thankful heart brings peace to the soul..

Blessings to you today girl

lori said...

Hey girl...second time around. Just wanted to let you know you blessed me tonight with your comment. I just spent time with my friend Connie while we waited in the van for our girls...she knows the walk of loss and grief but she lives in knowing that Tyler is with the Lord...free of the pain...It's just so encouraging to be in the presence of that kind of faith...so as we talked about my other friend...we prayed..
what a blessing...

you are wonderful!


Denise said...

Thanks for being an encouragement.

Anonymous said...

This is so encouraging for my spiritual growth with the Lord.

We must remember to praise him through the high's in our life as well as praise him through the rough times.


His Unfailing Love said...

Wow, you are blessed Susan. Yes, we will bless the Lord at all times.

Joyfull said...

Gorgeous picture and very powerful verse and reminder to speak blessings always!

LisaShaw said...

Praise the Lord dear sister. What a message!

Praying and I love you.

Jean Stockdale said...

Great post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my WFW post. I love the idea that usefulness is determined, not by the worth of the vessel, but the cleanliness of it. The Master has many to chose from, but He picks the one that keeps clean to use.

Love it. God is good. Blessings.

Jean Stockdale said...

I am a behind posting so forgive me. Thanks for commenting a second time on my post about my birthday dinner at J Alexander's. It was so much fun with sweet frirends and good food.


Anonymous said...

Know that I'm here praying!
Psalm 121:1-4 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Prayer Bears
My email address

sarah said...

great thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Praying right now!
Psalm 121:5-8 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Anonymous said...

Always here praying!
Numbers 6:24-26: The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Anonymous said...

Know that I'm here praying!
Isaiah 43:1-3a: But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.
Prayer Bears
My email address

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

I love your blog!
so inspiring =D

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

For life...

that's my praise this night!

I have 5 LL pieces... love them all. I'd love to see yours when you get it. Let me know what you decide on...


Anonymous said...

The Lord knows everything that's going on and is always there, working. I'm here praying!
Hebrews 4:13-16 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Anonymous said...

Lifting up prayers!
Psalms 27:7-9 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me...thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Faith said...

Being thankful truly does leave us with things in perspective....loved this post!