It’s on the list!

listToday is the day we make a list!  I’m a big list maker.  When I have things I want to remember to get done- I make a list for the day.  Somehow there is satisfaction in crossing them off and feeling like I’ve accomplished something with my day.  In Psalm 136 which we began yesterday we saw praise and thanksgiving in verses 1-3.  Then the psalmist remembers specific things God has done for His people.  He starts with the wonder of creation in verses 3-9, to deliverance from Egypt in verses 10-15, to crossing the desert, defeating the kings of the land and their enemies to bring them into the Promised land verses 16-22.   Lastly, the Psalmist makes his thanks personal.  He mentions feeling humbled to be remembered by God who was aware of their daily provision and gave them freedom to live their life without enemies in verses 23-26.

23 He remembered us in our weakness.
     His faithful love endures forever.
24 He saved us from our enemies.
     His faithful love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every living thing.
     His faithful love endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
     His faithful love endures forever. (NLT)

Psalm-136-26-NLTWhat about you?   Do you have a list started that tells of specific things God has done for you?  Making a thanksgiving list lays out before you how God is involved in your life, how He cares about and watches over you.   A list gives you a place to start remembering when life gets hard.   It will cause you to remember who God is and what He has done for you in the past.  When you are overwhelmed, fearful, feeling forgotten or lost, a list of thanksgiving for just a few of the things God has done for you will help you to see His Faithful love and give you HOPE!

Begin that list today as an instrument of hope and thanks.


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