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Powered by 4 - May 7, 2011

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Saturday, May 7

Thanks-filled Directive

today's reading.
Psalms 107:1-22    Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever...

think about it.
What are the primary reasons to give thanks to God (107:1-3)? What did God redeem His people from (107:4-6; 10-13; 17-9)? List some of the ways He worked to rescue and redeem them (107:7-9; 13-16; 19-20)? How are the redeemed to respond now (107:21-22)? Which of these problems can you identify with? How have you seen God redeem your life?

the blog.
Psalm 107:1 gives us a clear directive to "give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever." And it's not just found in verse 1. This theme is repeated and carried throughout the remainder of the psalm. That tells me then, that I need to take note of this charge to give thanks and make sure I'm complying with it. So I took a couple of minutes and just thought about the how, why, what and when of my giving thanks. I asked myself things like: How am I doing in the "giving thanks" category? Do I fully embrace God's goodness and that His steadfast love endures forever? Does my daily life reflect a thankful attitude toward the Lord? What does me giving the Lord all the thanks He's due look like?

So take a couple of minutes to consider your "giving thanks" today. What does it look like? How might it be even stronger? Tami W.

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