When was the last time you had to let out a cheer, a shout, or song of rejoicing. Perhaps it was at a ball game, or a performance, but do you ever stand back and consider all that God has done for you? Perhaps it’s time to share a song of thanksgiving and praise!
Worship this week –
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Modified traditional worship in Chapel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
A Song of Thanksgiving – Psalm 40:1-10 June 27-28, 2015
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:1-3
The psalmist is blessed to see God’s goodness working in the world. He calls upon God, and God responds in a way that the psalmist is compelled to share. God’s faithfulness and love desires a joyful audience.
These psalms of thanksgiving offer gratitude to God for a variety of God’s good works.
Sunday, Psalm 40:1-10, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Monday, Psalm 30, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Tuesday, Psalm 32, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Psalm 34, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Thursday, Psalm 57, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Friday, Psalm 66, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Saturday, Psalm 116, Psalm of Thanksgiving
- What kinds of things did the psalmists thank God for?
- Who in your life offers gratitude and who withholds it? How does offering and withholding gratitude affect others?
- What has God done for you that awaits gratitude?
Create a photo gratitude journal for the week. Every day, take pictures of things you are grateful for. Post your photos on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook. Include in each post #gratitudejournal. At the end of the week, review your photo journal and notice how much God has shown up in your life. Look at the posts of others to see where God has shown up in the world.
May God be present in your life so that gratitude comes spilling out of you. Amen.