Day 197

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Psalm 136, Psalm 146, Psalm 147, Psalm 148, Psalm 149, Psalm 150

Todd McCabe, Governing Board
Specifically Psalm 136:1

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good/His love endures forever.”
 
Joy. Thankfulness. Worship. Identity. Never failing, never changing, unending Love. These are the thoughts that filled my heart the first time I read this verse. 
I know it is so important to me to take time to give thanks to a good and unchanging God, but lately I am the poster-boy of busyness and my mind and hands are overflowing with tasks needing to be done, all in the name of noble goals and purposes.  So these simple truths become a call to action, and I have so much to be thankful for even in the midst of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities.

I’m spending my summer in a wonderful environment where I am surrounded every day by natural beauty and power that daily testifies to the majesty of our Creator. Yet I still allow every day cares and duties to come between me and Him—cares and duties that allow me to take Him for granted.

Lord, I thank you for the richly-layered simplicity of your Word and for the gentle nudge of the Holy Spirit that calls me to heed it. 
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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4 responses »

  1. Psalm 136 really hammers home the truth that God’s steadfast love endures forever. We need that kind of repetition because we’re so easily distracted and distressed by the problems of life. May we remember and recite and rejoice in this truth: the steadfast love of God endures forever!

  2. Singing Your praises, Lord, will overcome discouragement, disappointment, depression, fear, worry, doubt, temptation, frustration, stress & any negative emotion with which the enemy may try to trap us. It is an all-purpose weapon. It redirects our eyes and our minds on You, our King and Redeemer. No one or nothing can overtake us as we look to You. I will choose to declare, “You are good. Your love endures forever.” Amen.

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