Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

As I was reading in my Bible this morning, I "came across" Psalm 136 which begins,

"O give thanks unto the Lord;
for He is good:
for His mercy endureth forever."

Of course, with Thanksgiving tomorrow, the first part grabbed me. But then, as I read through the whole chapter, it's hard not to notice each verse ending, "for His mercy endureth forever." So often, we think of God's mercies as the good things and we thank Him only for those things. But sometimes, God's mercies are disguised with trials, Him withholding our perception of "what's good for me" (Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good, to them who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."). It is easy to list the benefits, blessings, and good things, but do we "in every thing give thanks?" (Ephesians 5:20) It is quite perspective-changing to thank God for even the difficult things of life!

Has the Lord given you a special verse for this Thanksgiving? I'd love to hear it!

2 comments:

Miss Bledsoe said...

Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you, too, Amanda! :)

I had a couple verses that really spoke to me this Thanksgiving: “Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” – Psalm 40:5. “Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.” – Psalm 66:16. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” – Psalm 68:19. “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” –Psalm 100:4-5

Thank you! Love you!

-Patience

Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing "your" verses, Patience! :)

The one that I just read this morning was Psalm 68:19, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” I love to think that we are LOADED with God's benefits! How often we rather groan and moan than bask in God's benefits! :)

~Amanda

"Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6

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