I remember exactly where I was when I truly realized what it meant to sing praises over another human being. I was sitting in a NICU, and he was barely three pounds of flesh and bones. I sang praises over him this 8 week old premature baby boy of mine. I didn’t care of i sang off key or if I knew the words or if anyone heard me. All I could do was thank God for his little life and sing sweet songs to him from my heart to his.
Becoming a mother has a way of humbling you. It makes you keenly aware of how vulnerable you are. When I became a mother I realized almost immediately that there was something in this world that I would do absolutely anything for. Someone I would sing praises over.
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing, (Zeph 3:17).
Here is what I learned:
- You are that someone to God, and so am I.
- It took me a little longer to accept those praises He sang.
- He kept singing.
- I had to learn how to recieve those praises.
- This has been a critical point for me in my weight loss journey.
My heart could not receive the praises God sung over me. But, once I started to understand that I needed to first receive those praises, like the praises i sung over my children, then I began to feel my heart’s acceptance. I felt cherished. I felt praises. I felt lovely. Even if at first I could not feel that love, I had faith it would happen.
In order to change our hearts and change our bodies, we have to see ourselves differently. First, see yourself as a child of God.
You are lovely.
God sings praises over you.