Tuesday, November 23, 2010

living your thanksgiving

{below is an excerpt from this recent crosswalk devotional by laura maccorkle}
There's no better thanksgiving wisdom than that found in God's Word, specifically The Old One-Hundredth (Psalm 100). If you open your Bible and take a look at this passage, you'll see a notation under the heading: "A psalm. For giving thanks."

Following that, there are many directives listed
that can help us live our Thanksgiving ...
•Make a glad sound to the Lord
•Give worship to the Lord with joy
•Come before Him with a song
•Be certain that the Lord is God
•Come into his doors with joy,
  and into his house with praise
•[Remember] for the Lord is good …
  His mercy is never-ending … His faith is unchanging
Reflect on these today, and ask the Lord how He can help you really live your Thanksgiving each day of the year.

Intersecting Faith & Life: Your celebration with friends or loved ones is probably already planned by this point. But here is your Thanksgiving Day challenge: take time to "live your Thanksgiving" and call or visit someone who is alone or having a hard time (for whatever reason) on this holiday.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
PSALM 100:4esv

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