Oh, it sure feels early this morning.
Last night I was up pretty late working on a few documents for my business. We are moving towards partnering with another company and I had lots of deadlines for some exciting things which I learned of yesterday and which also were yesterday. And so I buckled down and got them done.
My son has cross country practice a few mornings a week. Typically my husband or another family takes him and a few of his friends, but I had reason to be at the school later this morning, but still early, so I opted to use this ‘in-between time’ for my devotional time. I read the passage just after I woke, but waited until now to log in and really dive into it.
And now I’m I bit sleepy. But His Word is here and I’m gonna soak it in and start my day.
Here’s what stood out to me in Psalm 9:
Scripture: Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will thank acknowledge Him and thank Him for all the amazing things He has done in my life.
(This one is pretty straightforward.)
I’ve been thinking about recording so many of the blessings He has shared with me and yet, life (and more blessings!!) seems to get in the way. There is always more to do.
I need to find a way to take the time to acknowledge and record those blessings. In listing them, I will only realize more, and likely will be even more amazed than I am now. Once I get rolling, acknowledging them is not something that will be a chore because I should, instead I bet it will turn into a great discovery time of joy.
But how do I do that and keep it rolling?
Lord, you ARE amazing. You give me gift after gift.
Please show me the best way to recount your deeds and thank you. Blogging, as I do with my devotional, keeps me on track. I can see that blessings are things to share and publicly thank you for, and yet some are super personal that I may not want to reveal here.
Please guide me in the best way to go about really beginning a good recounting of all your wonderful deeds. I thank you so often as I see them, but recording them could be really, really cool.
Show me the best way to do this, or the best way right now, anyhow. I want to see you even more clearly. I want to thank you more fully.
Thank you, Lord, for so many exciting developments in my life.
Thank you for the opportunity my son has in running cross-country so early in the morning. Thank you for this pocket of time you have given me in waking and listening to you while I use the in-between time. Thank you for the opportunities which presented themselves yesterday and for the path you put me on to get to those opportunities. Thank you for a wonderful husband who is with the other kids, getting them ready for school and who provides so generously for our family. Thank you for the blessings I don’t even realize yet.
You are an amazing, loving God.