Have you ever been slapped upside the head with a Biblical truth and it just left you speechless? Now anyone who knows me knows I don't have that problem often but Sunday was one of those days. I'll admit, it was one of those days where I said to myself "I'm just having a bad day and don't want to go to church". And God said to me "good, then that's when you really need to go." Well, once again how right He was. My pastor was preaching on how Satan loves to find where God is working in people's lives and families and church families and get in there and cause discouragment and division. Well then came the bombshell. He said "Your spiritual maturity is determined by what it takes to stop your praising God." WOW! I must say that sometimes it doesn't take much. Especially when times get hard and the focus gets on myself. But today I'm changing that and I'll start the praises. I thank God for my little boy who lives life carefree and is such a blessing from heaven. I thank God for my husband who is a rock for me. I thank God for my family who has always been a blessing to me. I thank God for my friends who spur me on to good works for the Lord. I thank God for my church family who have help so many men and women "grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord". I thank God for sending his Son Jesus to die for me, a dirty rotten sinner who does not deserve it. I thank God for the hard times because in those "His strength is made perfect in my weakness". Well, I'm sorry this is so long but I'm so full! So what will YOU praise God for?