Monday, May 17, 2010

A Praise Party

How often do we praise God for all the wonderful blessings He gives to us? Not often - we are usually complaining and asking for things.

In Thessalonians 5:16-18 it says that we are to give thanks to God in all circumstances - good or bad! It is easy to praise God when things are going right in your life, but it isn't so easy when life is a little tough!

God is powerful - He is the one who created us, and He loves praise!

On Friday night we had a 'Praise Party' as a family, to praise God for our family, health and for everything He is doing in our lives.

My mom, sisters and I prepared a three-course meal for supper.

Preparing the tartlets.

Gabrielle helping prepare the chicken and butternut lasagne.

This was our menu:

Starter: roast tomato tartlets

Main Course: butternut and chicken lasagne

Dessert: bread and butter pudding with custard

I then cut out a whole lot of little strips of paper, for us to write our praises on. Each family member was given five or six strips of paper, on which they had to write 'Praise God For:' and their praise. Once that was done, we folded them in half and popped them into a small basket.

Before supper, we had communion as a family, which is a very important part of our week. Christ's death and resurrection is something that we appreciate a lot.

We then had supper, which was very yummy!

Gabrielle eating her starter.

Once we had had the main course, we read each other's praises. We all took turns to take a piece of paper from the basket and read it aloud.

Gabrielle's praises were very hard to understand, so we gave them to her to read aloud!

Beth and Daddy.

Then it was time to have dessert.....yummy! We all loved it! It was the first time that I had tried bread and butter pudding!

And so ended our lovely evening of prayer, praise and fellowship!

I will share the recipes with you in a later post!

So I encourage you to have a praise party! The time of praising the Lord is so special, especially when doing so as a family!

Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks (praise) in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Have a blessed week further,

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