Rise! Shine! Give God the Glory, Glory....

The title of my post comes from a kid's song - something about Noah and the "Arky, Arky"...  but today, I'm the one who is rising and shining to give God the glory!

For months, I've been in a lot of pain in both knees.  I'm not the doctoring sort (and one day I will need to see a doctor).  I diagnose the pain as being "the weather", "too much sugar and/or white flour", my "extra pounds", etc.

In the past, the pain comes and then goes.  But this time it has hung on longer.  I've been mostly side-lined.  Just didn't do too much at all.  I crawled (literally) up the steps to our bedroom at night and came down in the morning, one painful step at a time.

Saturday, I spent a lot of time at the piano practicing songs that I would lead in our Sunday morning worship service at church.  I was blessed to the point of "happy" tears.  I told the Lord AND my husband, that if I never was free from my knee pain, at least I could praise God with my song.

Sunday evening we gathered around a table at our Home Connection.  Several others have health problems that far exceed my own.  When it came time to pray, I prayed for our healing.  I asked the Lord to remind us to give Him the glory for healing or grace to bear the pain - whichever He chose.  It was and IS His call.

Monday morning I woke up with significantly less pain in both knees.  My temptation?  To say maybe it was the weather change (I couldn't say weight loss or less sugar 'cause neither is true)!  But immediately I knew God HAD answered my prayer.

I want to honor Him by telling everyone I meet.  I also want to use my energy (which is so much higher with the alleviation of the pain) to serve Him--not to waste it on myself.  I feel like the woman in Jesus' parable who after finding her lost coin called all her friends and said, "Rejoice WITH me!"
Rise!  Shine!  Give God the Glory!


  1. Wonderful post, Ms. Rebekah. I pray for continued healing of your knees!!! Ain't God good? Oh, yes HE is!!!

  2. I do rejoice with you, dear Rebecca!!
    I praise God that He has brought His
    healing touch to your knees! By His
    stripes we are healed!

  3. Amen. We do know when it is the Lords touch. :)

  4. Right now, that is Elylah's favorite song! I get to hear all the verses everytime I have her here lately! So precious!

    I do like the way you prayed, that relief would come or grace to bear the pain. I will remember that!

    I'm rising and shining with you and giving God the Glory! Amen!

  5. "There's power in prayer" is more than a favorite song . . . it's a powerful truth! So glad you've felt His healing touch! That is something to rejoice about!!

  6. I do hope that your knee pain stays gone Rebecca. But if not, cortisone shots would be an option. If it is arthritis and it's not too far advanced, they help for quite awhile. Good Luck and keep on Praying!
    Love Di ♥

  7. Ah, sweet memories that song brings me!
    I praise the Lord with you for your healing!
    My current favorite song is called "I Never Lost My Praise" by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. If you get a chance, it's on YouTube...I think you'll like the words!

  8. Oh, Rebecca!!! That's wonderful news!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! God is so good!!! And that was my favorite song at camp when I was a girl...Love the memories! ~Janine XO

  9. I didn't realize you were having that much trouble! I'm rejoicing and giving the Lord the glory along with you! We have an awesome God!

  10. Praise God for His wonderful answer to your prayer, Rebecca! What a lovely fragrance your testimony is to His nostrils! {smile} Don't you love how He does things like this for us and we KNOW it? No one can take that knowledge from you!
    What a blessing!

    Praying that He will heal your knees, in Jesus' name!
    Love n hugs,

  11. This song reminds me of my children when they were little... and also when I was younger and teaching Sunday School for the little ones at our church.

    And reading your post had me singing it all the way. Yes, I believe God is healing you, and I believe with you for more healing to manifest in the days to come!

    Your rejoicing is contagious, Rebecca... As it is evening here in our country, and with me feeling a bit low down, coming to your blog to read what you have written gave my spirits such a lift.

    Thank you, dear friend, thank you!


  12. Morning Rebecca,
    Praising the Lord with you hon. That is wonderful, the Lord is so good!! Sometimes he chooses to heal totally, sometimes partially that makes it more barable, and other times he gives us the grace to bare it. I have experienced all 3 in my years of walking with him. Humanly and naturally I love the times he heals completely with no outside or Dr. intervention, but sometimes he chooses to use Drs. as well. So glad you are feeling better.
    You are definitely not a whiner!! Good for you!!
    Blessings, Nellie


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)