This morning I listened to my heart. She was wanting to express herself…full to the point of bursting with praise to God. (there are some overwhelmingly wonderful things going on right now in my life) So as soon as I gave her a moment of calm (with a cup of coffee in hand), my heart blurted out in a soft whisper “I PRAISE You!” Followed by “I BLESS You!” Sensing the direction she was wanting to lead me, I, of course, followed. I asked my brain to help out. Do you have any similar verbs laying around that we might borrow? “I GLORIFY You! I EXALT You! I LOVE You! I TRUST You!
I slowly and thoughtfully repeated these simple phrases aloud in a totally random order, allowing them to tumble around within me. Wanting to sustain the experience, I quickly consulted my handy little thesaurus and added to my list: I EXTOL You! I HONOR You! I REVERE You! I LAUD You! I ESTEEM You! I TREASURE You! I MAGNIFY You! I CHERISH You!
Glancing at my list occasionally, I continued to allow the phrases to tumble randomly, tasting the nuanced flavor of each. Then it gently came to an end and my heart quietly said, “Thank You”