As I pray for you today, my meditation is Psalm 107:1
"Thank the Lord for He is good.
His love continues forever.
That is what
those whom the Lord has saved
We can practice saying this today!!! Lord, thank you for your goodness and faithfulness to me! Thank you for your love, which is from everlasting to everlasting!! Notice it does not say, "this is what those whom the Lord has saved should 'think'." It is what should be on our lips!!!! Psalm 107 is a Psalm about remembering. It is a Psalm exhorting God's people to rehearse the great things the Lord has done in their lives. The Psalm is about the Israelites wandering in the desert. They were hungry, discouraged,feeling lost, confused, weary miserable and afraid. We can relate! The instruction is to Give Thanks!!! Remember the awesome works of God! Throughout the Psalm, in verses 8,15,21, and 31, it repeats this phrase,
"Let them give thanks to the Lord for His love, and for the miracles He has done for His people."
Thankfulness expressed. Thankfulness has a voice. More thanking, less complaining. More time praising, less time requesting. More time appreciating our King, less time with idle talk. More time celebrating His love and faithfulness, less time explaining the problems. Today is yet another day the Lord has made for us. His faithfulness to us abounds, His love never ceases, great are the miracles He has done in our lives!
Let's cultivate a Psalm 107 lifestyle, giving thanks continually to the Lord for His love, and for the miracles He has done for us and for His people. Don't allow a racing mind about the temporary circumstances, rehearse His faithfulness! Thanksgiving will keep your faith airborne. It will repel the artillery of the enemy. It will bring life and encouragement and strength to you and those around you. Your thankfulness will cause those around you to adjust their focus and the direction of their gaze.