Blankets or no Blankets – Praise the Lord
Posted on July 31, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
I remember when I was only about 12 we had a preacher at church that was talking about being excited when God does things in our lives.
He told a story of an older woman who did not have much money or anything else for that matter. This lady Sunday after Sunday would yell out during all the meetings “Praise the Lord.” The pastor felt that some times it was fitting and other times it was becoming a bother to those around her.
The pastor sat down with her one night to explain the situation and reminded her of the quilts that she admired so in his home that his wife made. He told her that if she stopped getting so excited each meeting and stop yelling out Praise the Lord he would give her two blankets. Well of course with not having much money to ever buy one of those quilts she agreed.
Well a few weeks went by and on one Sunday the preacher was fired up and she was just bursting and she yelled as loud as she could…”Blanket or no Blankets, Praise the Lord!”
When is the last time we got really excited about the Lord? Do you still get a tear in the corner of your eye when you hear that someone just got saved? Do you get excited when a verse jumps out at you?
Luke 15:7 (King James Version)
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which nee
d no repentance.
Are we so covered up with compliance that we have lost the Wonder of it All? Blankets or no Blankets we need to be Praising the Lord all the time and share our excitement with someone.
Lynn Wilson has served on staff at America’s Keswick for the past 20 years. She has been involved in her local church in women’s ministries as well as speaking for other churches and retreats. Her mission statement would be to touch one life so in turn they can touch a life for eternity. Her greatest joy is to go home at the end of her work day and spend time with her family and enjoy her first ministry which is being a wife and mother. She has one teenage son at home, and one married son and daughter-in-law.
Think About This: “We ought to shout out our thanksgiving as if every war were over; as if there were no more big taxes; as if there were no sickness, no crime.” – John R. Rice
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Lord, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.” – Isaiah 26:12
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.