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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Make a Joyful Noise!

on June 10, 2015

Today I’m on the seventh day of Money Saving Mom’s 14-day Make Over Your Mornings course. I feel like she’s talking to me when she asks, “Do you often wake up feeling behind—before you even get out of bed?” Then I spend the rest of the day trying to catch up. But even though I’m only a week in to the program, the small changes I’ve made have already had a huge impact!

The change that’s been the most fun comes from Day 4: Yes, You Need an Incentive. That day’s assignment includes thinking of a fun reward or motivation to make you excited about getting out of bed. I think she suggests coffee (which, for me, is less of of an incentive than an assumption), or a yummy treat (I would prefer something that doesn’t involve calories or dishes). I didn’t think of one right away.

A couple of mornings later, the song Order My Steps in Your Word came to mind, so I looked for it online. I found this GORGEOUS performance and watched it over and over again. It became the theme song for the day! That night I decided that Victory by Yolanda Adams would be the theme song for Tuesday, and I started the day listening to it in the shower. Later the kids were dancing to it. I had the pleasure of blasting today’s song, Great I Am in my car while I ran errands. The kids asked me to play the “crazy song” (’cause crazy is how we got with it) at dinner.

So my fun (and calorie-free) incentive is starting the day with a loud, jumping, and energetic praise song. (Fortunately I live with very sound sleepers :). ) It’s all up from there!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Psalm 98:4

image credit: happy children in Danchira Village, Ghana, Ian Muttoo

Is there a better way to spend the day than praising the Lord? What should I wake up to tomorrow?


7 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Make a Joyful Noise!

  1. Rebekah Postupak says:

    LOVE. How about “My Redeemer Lives” (Hillsong)?? Can’t sit down for this one!

  2. Rebekah Postupak says:

    PS. Total chills on Order My Steps. And MAJOR DANCE PARTY on Great I Am. As we danced, we pictured dancing with your kids. ❤

  3. TGAWrites says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your post in Words of Comfort Link Up! Hope to see you again sharing next Wednesday! Blessings

    Tayrina from atinymixof.com

  4. danisejurado says:

    Amen!! “I could sing of your love forever Lord!” Wonderful post, reminding us all of the joy that comes with singing praise to our God! stopping by from Playdates With God
    Blessings to you

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