Let's Go Shopping

My heart had been heavy for several days. I now have a much lighter heart.

Garment of Praise
Praise Chorus taken from Isaiah 61:3
By David Ingles

Put on the garment of praise
For the spirit of heaviness
Lift up your voice to God
Praise with the Spirit
And with understanding
Oh magnify the Lord

I was wearing a spirit of heaviness but have since put on my garments of praise. Words reminding me of our loving Heavenly Father sent me shopping. It was time for some new clothing. My spirit of heaviness was becoming more than I could handle. I sensed I was losing strength.

I have been reminded where my strength comes from. It is from quieting my heart before God and being confident of what I know of Him and His promises. Again that has proven true.

Strength to face today. This moment...

Isaiah 30:15 (NLT)
In quietness and confidence is your strength.

Isaiah 30:15 (Msg)
Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me.

So, I went shopping. (What else is a girl to do when things get tough?)

I have found garments of praise... and they are absolutely lovely! Come shopping with me!! Let's don garments of praises together!

Psalm 57:7 (NLT)
My heart is confident in you, O God;
my heart is confident.
No wonder I can sing your praises!

Psalm 108:1 (NLT)
My heart is confident in you, O God;
no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!

What garment of praise is filling your heart today?


  1. Psalm 40:2-4 (New Living Translation)

    2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. 3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
    4 Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord,who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols.

    Donnetta, your new garments look maaaaarvelous! *;)

  2. This is awesome Donnetta! I think I need to go shopping too.

  3. What a fantastic analogy, Donnetta. And how much more uplifting for the soul.

  4. Okay! Let's do it!

    Mine feel even more wonderful as a pair of well-loved, faded jeans and some fuzzy socks!



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