I suppose I can't stay in October any longer. December has arrived, and with it the Christmas season. Don't worry, I'm not the grinch! I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday. But I'm just getting excited about fall. Around here the leaves are finally falling, and it's in the 40s & 50s around 6am. (even if it's 89 at work in the heart of orlando. it's all good). I'll say Christmasy things next week. Anyway the "real" post begins in the next paragraph.

profuse \pruh-FYOOS; proh-\, adj: 1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; giving or given liberally and abundantly; extravagant...
This word captured my attention today. I love the definition because when I read it, I think of Paul. (the bible paul). It describes his attitude of thanks to God so well. How often in his New Testament letters does he break forth into praise? It's as if he is overcome by God's goodness "Thanks be to God!" Paul is profuse when it comes to thanking God.
So today, I looked into the mirror of God's words. As Whitney would say: "Look, here is where you should be. down there is where you are. only don't despair! this is how I will change you to be more like Me.' " I want to be like Paul. I want to express my thankfulness and praise to God like him. At all times, in all situations. To randomly stop what I'm doing and rejoice in the fact that I am REdEEmED! I am not there yet. Not even close. But by the grace of God...maybe my kids will hear their mum glorifying the Lord at all times. In times of joy, times of sorrow, and the mundane everyday. He is so very worthy of praise.

"The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Cor. 15.


Andrew said...

Great post! I've never looked up the definition of exuberance before that I can remember.

The leaves here fell a long time ago.

So yeah, to your question on my blog, I didn't get a deer this year, at least not so far. but I have gotten deer before. several actually, believe it or not.

joel sczebel said...

good post. nicemountains. i thought at first that maybe they were in florida and that there was somekindofconspiracy.when.i.was.there(since there weren't any when i was there.)

kara said...

that was a good post dams
thanks for being humble
for loving god

they are beautiful

Andrew said...

thanks, I try

[reply to dams comment on my blog, I just realized that that could be misunderstood...}