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Psalm of Thanksgiving Pt. 3

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him; Worship the Lord in holy array.
Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
Let the sea roar, and all it contains; Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord; For He is coming to judge the earth.
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And glory in Your praise.”
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting.

Then all the people said, “Amen,” and praised the Lord.
1 Chronicles 16:28‭-‬36 NASB

🌹Have a glorious weekend of worship, awe, glorious praise with thankfulness to the Lord, Creator, King, God of salvation, everlasting God. He is worthy!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Psalm of Thanksgiving Pt. 1

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
1 Chronicles 16:8‭-10

When someone does something nice or special for you, what is your response? Usually there is a “thank you”, sometimes a smile with the nod of your head (like when a stranger holds a door for you), or even a hug given in thanksgiving. You acknowledge the person and often you tell others of the good deed, blessing you received.

When God blesses you, do you do the same? Thank Him and tell others of His goodness and blessing?
I find that the more I praise God and thank Him the more I seek Him. The more I seek Him, the more I notice all the blessings He bestows on me everyday. The more blessings I see, the more I praise and thank Him. The more I want to tell the world of His goodness, His grace, His love, His salvation. The joy of the Lord is my strength. So. . .

🌹Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth, O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones! He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
1 Chronicles 16:11-14

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Worship Leads To . . .

Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:2 NASB

“Proclaim good tidings”, good news, “of His salvation”. How good are we at doing that? Do we proclaim the gospel “from day to day”?

If we are honest many of us have never even shared the gospel. We trust the church to do that so we invite people to church.

Could there be a missing link as to why we don’t share?

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name”.

🌹How is your prayer life? Where is your main focus directed throughout your day? Is worship of God a priority in your life? Do you have a personal, intimate, real relationship with Almighty God?

Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
Psalms 100:4 NASB

If you do you will experience Him and be filled up with His Holy Spirit. Under the Holy Spirit’s guidance you can’t help but proclaim Jesus Christ.

🌹How is your relationship with God. He calls us to proclaim His gospel.

And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Luke 10:2; Matthew 9:37-38 NASB

You might want to read Psalm 71 while contemplating the connection of the worship of God leading to proclaiming salvation to the lost.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Life as Usual

Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.
Daniel 6:10 NASB

Do we allow situations in life dictate our walk with God?

Daniel spent time with the Lord three specific times a day – bowing in humble thanks. A decree came down that any man who bowed down to anyone besides the king himself would be thrown in the lion’s den. Daniel’s choice was God over anyone else and any situation. His priority was God.

🌹How about you? Is God above all others and every situation in your life? Is He your priority? Are you God-centered? Is your life “as usual” no matter what is going on around you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Thanksgiving

“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.” — Psalm 50:23

Thanksgiving. That is the word of the day. There is a lot to be thankful for, but the most important reason for thankfulness is that it honors the Lord. What are you thankful for today? The fact that God gave you one more day to serve and worship Him? That He is the way, the truth and the life? That He is Immanuel? That He is “I AM”? To God be the glory and thanksgiving for His mercy and grace!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Enter His Gates

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations. — Psalm 100:4-5

Let’s enter Thanksgiving with the focus on the One who truly deserves our thankfulness. Without God creating us we would not be here to enjoy Thanksgiving. Without our God we would have nothing to be thankful for as all good things come from Him.*

Be thankful not just now but everyday for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Be thankful because of His faithfulness to all generations. He can be trusted. He is peace. He is love. He is all we need.

Thankful for God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit — three in One.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

 

 

 

*James 1:17

Be Thankful

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. — Colossians 3:15-17

What a wonderful way to start out your Thanksgiving week. Meeting together as one body, letting the word of Christ richly dwell within you, and praising God together with thankfulness in your hearts.

As you continue your week, remember to practice giving thanks in whatever you do and say to the glory of God in Jesus’ name.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Salvation, Healing, Deliverance, Joy

Fools, because of their rebellious way,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And tell of His works with joyful singing. — Psalm 107:17-22

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon