Where do I Praise God?

Sunrise.free

Some say church is the only place

Where I can lift God’s name in praise

Yet every day I feel His grace

And worship Him in many ways.

 

At rest outside, coffee in hand,

Trees, flowers, birds – His grand displays –

Remind me how His beauty spans;

My tears of joy to Him are raised.

 

While undertaking mundane tasks

Each gently folded towel betrays

My adoration quite unmasked;

I worship what my heart portrays.

 

As posting mail or buying food

Standing in line with long delays

I choose devotion’s attitude

A gift of time; my heart obeys.

 

On morning walk at shore or trail

Sunrise reveals first morning’s rays.

You are the air that I inhale

And fills my lungs throughout the day.

 

So worship You from start to end

To keep away temptation’s preys

And praise Your grace with thanks intend

‘Til sleep’s approach my lips will pray.

 

40 comments

  1. a lovely piece. God is everywhere. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward for more blogs from you 🙂

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  2. quierofuego · ·

    Beautiful picture, great poetry!

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    1. Thanks so much.

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    1. Thank you, Wally.

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  3. Great thoughts and words. We praise him where we feel his presence right? 🙂

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    1. Absolutely, Jason. And sometimes, His presence leaves me awestruck and wordless, yet I think He feels the praise in my heart.

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      1. I believe that to be true Susan.

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  4. Thank you for describing what God really is 🙂 Lovely poem 🙂

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    1. Oh, thank you so very much! ❤

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  5. The True Light! · ·

    So very beautiful, Susan! Yes, we can appreciate God’s majesty in just about everything we see! He has given us so much, and we can praise Him for that at any time and in any place. In fact, I believe He wants us to see, appreciate, and offer praise on a daily basis in order to keep our minds focused on the love which He has for us…

    Steve

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    1. “In fact, I believe He wants us to see, appreciate, and offer praise on a daily basis” Thank you for this, Steve. Our focus on Him is vital to accepting His love and His grace, and of course to give it away.

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      1. The True Light! · ·

        Very well put, Susan. I am working on a post idea developed from one of your ideas on loving those who sin in the sight of God, yet receive a “judgment” from those who claim to be God’s children. It may be in a few days, but watch for it…

        You have inspired me with this thought! Thank you, Susan.

        Steve

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      2. Wonderful, Steve. Pebbles dropped, ripples floating out. That is exactly how I receive some of my own ideas. 🙂

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      3. The True Light! · ·

        I believe many of us become inspired with new ideas in the same way! May you be loved and kept by the Lord this day, Susan…

        Steve

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      4. The True Light! · ·

        🙂

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  6. What a beautiful poem post!
    From dawn to dusk we ought praise Him

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    1. Thank you! Good to see you, my sweet sister.

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  7. So beautiful…so wonderful, Susan ❤

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    1. ❤ to you too, Lorrie.

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  8. Loved the word choices in the last lines.

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    1. Thank you Rebekah. We pray for so many reasons – for me it’s from first light til last.

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    2. Thank you Rebekah. Sometimes they just come to me. His choice, not mine. And I have to write them as given. I think you know what I mean.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. Have a wonderful Sunday. 😀

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      1. you do the same 🙂

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  9. Absolutely beautiful Susan! ❤

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  10. Beautiful Susan. Really does get me to thinking. All of God’s creation and am of his handy work. So awesome how much we miss by not looking around. To busy. Behold all he created. Such a beautiful poem and wonderful reminder.

    Much love Tom

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    1. Tom, I am surrounded by His beauty every day. How could I not praise Him? Of course I praise Him in church as well, but I think we need to learn to praise and worship God in the every day, and remember He walks with us all the time and be thankful for that.

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      1. Amen Susan. It’s hard to say who does and doesn’t praise him. However it is still a wonderful thing s you said for us to be in the presence of God in all we do, see and say. Let am that we are and see praise God it reveals his glory. I say again it is a profound reminder for me to see him in all things. Like you I would remind and encourage others to see this to.

        Blessed hope

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  11. Every day, all day. all the time!

    Amen

    Have a blessed day, Susan

    🙂

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    1. Amen is right, Wally. Thank you. ❤

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  12. Beautiful Susan – and so, so true. I have a hard time understanding those who think God is only in the church. Bless you.

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    1. He is definitely in church where people gather, yet He is also wherever we call His name. And lest we forget, He also lives inside us through the Holy Spirit. Immanuel.

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  13. Wonderful words. Loved this.

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Chris.

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