24 days of love; guest post Jamie Ronning
“We must suppose ourselves to be in perfect love with God- drunk with, drowned in, dissolved by, that delight which, far from remaining pent up within ourselves as incommunicable, hence hardly tolerable, bliss, flow out from us incessantly again in effortless and perfect expression, our joy no more separable from the praise in which it liberates…The scotch catechism says: ‘a man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.’ But we shall then know that these are the same thing. Fully to enjoy is to glorify. In commanding us to glorify him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.” -C.S. Lewis Such an overwhelming proposition, unattainable maybe to our finite minds. And yet this is the most practical of truths.
Today let us enjoy Him. He who is the creator of ALL things. He who is love. Give praise. Give Him glory. Give thanks. Pray. You need only to pray from where you’re at. Maybe your prayer is a song of praise in this season. Or maybe a lament. Or perhaps your prayer offering can be nothing more than a stream of tears extended out to Him from a world of hurt and pain. Author Timothy Keller writes, “All prayer, pursued far enough, becomes praise. Any prayer, no matter how desperate its origin, no matter how angry and fearful the experiences it traverses, ends up in praise.” So let us pray as the psalmist did; with boldness, honesty, truth, and conviction. By this we open ourselves to the unending gift of praise.
Psalm 148:13 Let them praise the name of the Lord for his name is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.
Follow Jamie Ronning on Instagram. Jamie and her family recently relocated and so I am grateful to her during her transition (aka moving her family) to take the time to write for us to enjoy!
To start the conversation I wonder how will you enjoy God today? Comment below.