Surrender and Praise
Last week when I was in Tulsa visiting family, my eleven year old granddaughter walked into the room and said, "Mimi, this is what I picture when I think of the word surrender."
She proceeded to fall to one knee and raise her hands instantly towards heaven. It was a beautiful posture of what should happen inside our hearts.
I grabbed my camera quickly--thinking I need to get a picture of this to use as an inspiration for a painting entitled "Surrender."
My camera was on settings from a previous night's outdoor, woodsy photo shoot--not set for indoor captures. But I knew she was NOT doing this to be photographed by a camera--she was sharing her heart with me--a precious, once in a lifetime moment--so I went with what it was set to.
I asked her to show me what praise looks like--
She immediately stood up and reached even higher--
Today when I was reading Psalm 63 I came across this scripture and knew that I wanted to share that once in a lifetime precious moment with you.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands. Psalm 63:3,4 NIV