Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I read Ps 138, and as I read, I noticed many things which I should be very grateful for.

Verses 1-3: "I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing Your praise before the heavenly beings. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name FOR YOUR CONSTANT LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS. You have exalted Your name and Your promise above everything else."
His love and faithfulness never falter! They are consistent and perfect, no matter what I do! It's also encouraging that He has "exalted...[His] promise above everything else." He keeps His word.
Verse 3 is awesome: "On the day I called, You answered me; You increased strength within me."
He gives strength when I ask for it! I don't have to wait; David says, "On the day I called, You answered me..."
Verses 4-6: "All the kings on earth will give You thanks, Lord, when they hear what You have promised. They will sing of the Lord's ways, for the Lord's glory is great. Though the Lord is exalted, He takes note of the humble; but He knows the haughty from afar."
I should be praising and thanking God for His promises, because they aren't just empty words. He WILL FULFILL THEM!!
I also see a challenge to humility in these verses. A haughty attitude distances me from a close relationship with God! But a humble attitude draws God's attention; He "takes note" of that kind of attitude.

Verses 7-8 conclude this Psalm:"If I walk in the thick of danger, You will preserve my life from the anger of my enemies. You will extend Your hand; Your right hand will save me. The Lord WILL FULFILL HIS PURPOSE FOR ME. Lord, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands."
Isn't that so cool? His love is eternal, and because His love is eternal, I can be sure that He will fulfill His purposes for my life! He knows that I am a work in progress, and He will not "abandon the work of [His] hands." He will allow nothing to happen to me that will prevent His plans from being carried out.

That's a lot to be thankful for!



sweet tea &me said...

There is sooooooooooo much to be thankful for you are so right! Sorry about by commenting it kinda comes in burst.....sometimes I am always blogging and commenting and other times I am just not...:)
love always,

Laurie Ann said...

God bless your thankful heart. Your post was uplifting!

Denise said...

God loves you sweetie.

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

I love you my dear daughter!!

southmsmomof4 said...

What an awesome reminder. He will finish what He has started, He will let nothing prevent His plans for me. Wow that is powerful. Thank you for that sweet reminder and for sharing your heart with us this week. Be blessed,

Julia said...

Amen! :)
That certainly is a lot to be thankful for. Great TT!