Friday, August 23, 2013

Choosing Gratitude Day 4

Day 4

Psalm 103:1–5

     As we recognize and identify the specific blessings we have received from 

God and from others, we discover countless reasons for expressing gratitude. 

The psalmist took time to bless the Lord for specific benefits—he didn’t want 

to forget even one of them! As you open your heart to Him in prayer today, 

ask God to reveal to you just how great your “benefits package” really is.

     Make two lists under these headings: “Gifts from God” and “Gifts from 

Others.” Then put down everything that comes to mind. Don’t try forcing this 

into a one-time, ten-minute exercise—stop and start as it seems natural. 

Keep adding to these lists as additional gifts come to mind over the next 

thirty days (and beyond).


     After you’ve written out a list of your blessings, take some time to walk 

through your list line by line, thanking God for each of these “benefits.” Then, 

read Psalm 103 aloud. Try memorizing and meditating on at least the first 

five verses over the next week or so.

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His Holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. -Psalm 107:1-5

For His Glory,

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