"…And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

We were in the car, heading off to her weekly swimming lesson, when my five-year-old daughter broke out in this joyous, made-up-on-the-spot song:

I love my mommy!

I love her so much.

She takes care of me.

She feeds me yummy food.

She takes me places I need to go.

She doesn’t leave me alone.

Remi's flower

She plays with me.

She teaches me.

She makes school so fun.

She is the best mom ever…

On and on and on she went, and I’ll admit it: With each line, my heart swelled a little more. Oh, I know I’m not “all that”…but in HER eyes, I am! And it was really nice to hear her singing my praises.

  • It reminded me how much she truly loves me.
  • It made me feel appreciated.
  • It thrilled me that she was so sincere in her thoughts that she just couldn’t help but sing them out.

And then it hit me.

How must our God feel when we sing praises to Him?

          When we can’t help but shout about all the great things He’s done for us?

          When we list off all the people and things we’re thankful for?

          When we tell Him everything we love about Him?

          When we acknowledge that He is the BEST?

In God’s case, He actually deserves all the praise we can give Him, and it must warm His heart to hear His thankful children giving glory and honor to His name.

So…when was the last time you just couldn’t stop telling your Father in heaven what you love about Him? How long has it been since the list of what you are thankful for was so long, that it far outweighed all the things you asked Him for? I know I need to do better about that, and this experience motivates me to try.

Let’s make it a point today–and every day–to let our hearts and mouths overflow with praises for the One who does everything right.

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;

Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.

(Psalm 98:4)

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Comments on: "What I learned when she sang my praises" (12)

  1. Rebecca c said:

    Thank you for sharing; she is so precious!

  2. leahcoats said:

    I love this, Amy!! So very true!! 😊

  3. Janice Hahn said:

    And you do deserve it, because you do everything for her that she sang. Love and appreciate you. Great analogy!

  4. Now, with this in mind, think of all the things you love about your mother. How would you put that into words? Mothers are special.

    • You’re right, Beth. I couldn’t even begin to list everything I love about my mom!

      • I am “writing” my mother’s eulogy in my mind every day and someday, sometime I want to actually write her story for the world. She has gone to her reward, but she left so much to remember her by.

        What if she had not been an avid Bible reader–daily, sometimes hours a day? What if she had not done her part to train all of us? What if she had not married my daddy? I hate to think there would have been any other mother for me. My Heavenly Father knew exactly what he was doing to put me where he chose for me to be.

  5. So true! And what a beautiful song by your daughter!

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