Monday, October 11, 2010

Let's Do This Together!!

Good morning, Ladies! I have been overwhelmed with the joy of the Lord yesterday and today. As I was reading Psalm 71 today I was struck by how many times we are exhorted to 'praise the Lord', to 'tell of His righteous deeds'.
Below are various verses from Psalm 71.

My mouth shall be filled with Your praise and with Your honor all the day.

But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is more than I know.

I will come in the strength and with the mighty acts of the Lord God; I will mention and praise Your righteousness, even Yours alone.

O God, You have taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I declared Your wondrous works.

Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, [but keep me alive] until I have declared Your mighty strength to [this] generation, and Your might and power to all that are to come.

My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises to You, and my inner being, which You have redeemed.

My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long; for they are put to shame, for they are confounded, who seek and demand my hurt.

You probably know as well as I do that recounting, praising, thanking and telling of His wonderful faithfulness is smattered from one end of the Bible to the other.
Let's obey that admonition. Joy truly does bubble up when we stop focusing on the 'woes' of life and start magnifying the Lord. So, let the LORD be magnified this morning! Just off the top of you head list five things you are thankful for or want to praise Him for. Don't stress yourself out, whatever comes to mind, spend the few seconds to type them in the comment section. If it is a particularly difficult morning it might feel like a stretch, but look around, there are literally tons of things to be thankful for. I'll start.
  1. a beautiful day of rest yesterday
  2. joy returning to my heart
  3. the opportunity to teach and train today
  4. one more day to glorify my God (help me, Father ;-)
  5. schedules, menu plans and lists

Your turn! Imagine a day filled with 'declaring' His goodness . . . all the day long!! Join me!?


Linda said...

1. I Praise Him for a wonderful church service yesterday where I was challenged to share the Lord with others more. And to pray for the lost.

2. I Praise Him for a wonderful family gathering we had on Saturday night! I love my family so much!

3. I Praise Him for wonderful, true friends that He has given me...and for the privilege of being a friend.

4. I Praise the Lord for my wonderful husband who takes care of me, loves our children and grandchildren and is always ready to help them at any time.

5. I Praise the Lord for the privilege of prayer, and for the freedom to read our Bibles and attend church. Many Christians in other countries are persecuted for doing these things. (Our day may be coming when our spiritual freedoms are taken away)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

1. I praise Him for a chance to spend a weekend with my wonderful twin sis.

2. I praise God for allowing me to have an accountability partner that spurs me in the faith and lets me get away with NOTHING!

3.I thank God for the health of my children. They are all healthy at this time.

4. I praise God that my husband has a job that enables him to get overtime when we need extra money to pay unexpected bills.

5. I thank God for a loving and supportive church family.

Stephanie said...

Thank you for this excellent challenge ...

1. Thank you, Lord, that you have given me a family and abundantly blessed us with the presence of each other.

2. Thank you, Lord, for your Word to us ... so that I always have the Truth that sets me Free, despite my tendency to forget :)

3. Thank you, Lord, that your mercies are new every morning and I need not live in the regret of yesterday's failures.

4. Thank you, Lord, for your spiritual armor, that I can choose to put on so that I can stand against the wiles of the Devil and win this battle in your Name and for Your glory!

5. Thank you, Lord, for the dear sisters I have found in the "blogging world" that are an ecouragment & blessing to me!

Cranberry Morning said...

I praise God for the opportunity to travel with our son and our granddaughter and a 3 year old grandson.

I praise God for the amazing scenery, the fall colors all across Pennsylvania that we saw today as we traveled.

I praise God for, although He is God of the Universe, he stoops to care about us.

I praise God that He delights in His children.

I praise God for giving us hearts that only find true peace and joy when we submit to His authority.

I praise God for giving us children, so that we can have a little glimpse of how He must love us.

Natalieh said...

1. For the opportunity to serve my Heavenly Father.

2. For health in my body!

3. For His ways, which are better then mine.

4. For the beautiful sunsets He has given me the last few days.

5. For blessing me with His Shalom each day.

HalleluYah! There is so much more that I can thank Him for. Thank you, Michelle for this reminder. Feels good to acknowledge His goodness. I love you! :)