Praise Where It Is Due

We are taught early on to say thank you when we are given something.  It is right to acknowledge both gift and giver, whether that gift is something commonplace like a piece of toast, or something more special like a present.

Today’s Psalm is Psalm 107, which begins

Shout praises to the LORD!

He is good to us,

and his love never fails.

2Everyone the LORD has rescued

from trouble

should praise him

We are called, all the way through the Psalm, to praise God.

To praise is to offer grateful homage,

God has given so much to us, this Psalm lists many examples.

What have you got to praise and thank God for?  Perhaps you are thinking nothing.  But is that really true?

Take some time today to reflect on what you have, the times God has walked with you and rescued you, those things we don’t always see.  Use this Psalm to lead you to praise.

Come to God, bow before him – and praise him.

Forgive me Lord,

for the things I take for granted.

I come today,

and bring you my thanks and praise

This year, I am again following the BigRead using Tom Wright’s Lent for Everyone – Mark.  I’ll reflect here – if you’re following it too, or even if you’re not, please share with me.

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