Praise the Lord; Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord . Praise the Lord. – Psalm 150:1-6
This post marks the end of the Psalms. Although this Psalm does not contain a water reference it seemed an appropriate place to pause and reflect to mark the end of this stretch of water.
It so reflects the essence of my walk with water so far. I really feel like spending “time” on the river with God each day has become as natural as breathing. There are still days when life happens and I find it difficult to find time to read and reflect.
There was a time when missing a day would have made me feel guilt at having failed to fulfill my commitment. Now I feel like when I miss a day or two I get “out of breath”. It is not guilt that drives me to find the time to spend with God again, but a lack of spiritual “oxygen” to fuel my soul. My hope and my prayer is that as long as I have breath my soul will strive to praise God.
I will be travelling with a group of students tomorrow to a location in Ghana where child slavery is still practiced and accepted. I suspect I may need additional time and energy for reflection. I will take a couple days to “Eddy Out” then begin my “float” through the book of Proverbs on Monday.
Prayer: God you provide the air we breathe…. Let everything that has breath praise You.