Date: Saturday, August 9
Scripture: Psalm 111
Verse: The works of the Lord are magnificent; they are treasured by all who desire them. (Psalm 111:2)
I love Thanksgiving — not just the turkey and apple pie, but the whole idea of taking the time to remember the many blessings we have received throughout the year, and the ways in which God has been with us throughout our lives. Maybe it is a little hard on a Saturday in August to think about the holiday (the Broncos are still in training camp), but what a great day, as the summer winds down, to thank God for the blessings you have received in the past several months — time with family, vacations, etc.
Psalm 111 is a psalm of thanksgiving. It gives us pause to remember just how great God is. We could parse it and try to dissect what the psalmist is writing about, but this is poetry, and may have been an ancient song lyric. It wasn’t intended to be studies and taken apart, but instead to be heard and to inspire.
Find a place where you can read the words of Psalm 111 aloud. Let them wash over you. Feel God’s presence in the poem. Let them move you to a place of thanksgiving for all the blessings of God in your life.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you! Amen.
Action: Spend some extra time in your devotion today worshipping God. Sing a favorite hymn of thanksgiving like “How Great Thou Art,” or “How Great Is Our God.”
Respond: For what are you thankful? Let’s encourage one another with thanks to God for all he has given.
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