Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying the day at a relaxing pace or, as a lady at the airport told me she would be doing, enjoying holiday pay.
This morning I had trouble with the reading as I don’t often feel like I have enemies circling me, attacking. Because of this I felt I didn’t have that much from which to choose in picking the most appropriate verse.
Then, when I began writing here, my computer locked up and I had to force quit, losing what I had typed.
Okay, so I guess the enemy is circling. Ugh.
Go away bad guy! You are not welcome!
So, that being said, I’ll still launch into the one that I felt was most for me. It was still certainly appropriate.
Here’s what I heard using SOAP on Psalm 7:
Scripture: Psalm 7:17
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
I will make sure God knows I am thankful for all He does for me.
He has invited me to meet Him every morning, every day and has met me each and every single time I have cried out, without fail. I told my son yesterday that I may not hear His direction and guidance immediately, but that I know He is always there. I can tell. It may take awhile, but I feel His presence and influence eventually, if not right away.
He amazes me.
I may not keep my commitments to Him and follow through with all I say I want to do, or even all I want to do, but yet He is still always there.
And that is just one reason to say thanks.
I try to thank Him throughout the day when I am amazed by Him. I need to keep that up and thank Him always. He is such a generous giver of love, guidance and blessing.
Just like I like to hear a simple thank you, He likely enjoys hearing those, as well.
Thank you, God. Thank you, Holy Spirit. Thank you, Jesus, for loving me, looking out for me, never leaving me, guiding me and giving me gifts so often. Thank you for the gifts of friends. Thank you for the gifts of my family. Thank you for the gifts of opportunities and guidance. Thank you for the gifts of experiences. Thank you for the gift of guiding me through my failures to learn and grow. Thank you for so very, very much.
Thank you for listening to me always– whether I use fancy language or super casual language. Thank you for listening and guiding in good times and bad.
I love you, Lord.
Thank you for more gifts than I even understand.
Thank you for cleansing me of my sins and making me righteous because of your sacrifice. I sure wouldn’t be clean without you.
I love you.