Monday- Read Psalms 50:14,23 In this psalm God condemns religion without relationship and calls for true believers to have truly thankful hearts. He calls an attitude of gratitude something that honors him. He says the grateful can call on Him when? What does verse 23 say the grateful believer will be shown? The salvation of God is Jesus and God’s salvation plan for humanity. At the center of that plan is gratitude and thankfulness for all we have been given. Write down 3 things you are grateful for.
Now pray and tell God why you are thankful for these things.
Tuesday- Read Psalms 22:24-26 We are told over and over again in the scriptures that God hears the prayers of the humble. So we choose humility as a way of life. Even through difficulty or trial. You may be going through something right now that makes you want to react in every other way other than…humility. While none of us would choose difficulty or trial, aren’t you glad that God uses it in our lives. Trial should drive us to our knees and then humbly we should look up, and call out to Him. He will hear us. Then verse 25 calls those whose prayers have been heard, to praise Him. And to fulfill our vows to Him. What is something that God has called you to do? Take time to renew that commitment. Remember Verse 26 says the humble will be satisfied.
Wednesday- Read Psalms 34:4-7 I love the longing of David to know the Lord. Yes, by this point King David has spent many hours, in the presence of God. From keeping sheep as a young man, to governing the nation of Israel, David is known as a man “after God’s own heart.” But he never stops seeking. He never stops wanting to know more of who God is. The Psalmist says that he sought the Lord. What is God’s response? What does it say God does for those who fear Him? How does it make you feel to know that the Angel of the Lord surrounds and rescues believers who cry out to Him? Our God is our protector and he has massive resources to protect us. Thank Him for His care and shelter in your life.
Thursday- Read Psalms 41:1-3 List the things God says he will do for the man who cares for the poor. Take a few moments and list those below. Just list three, even though there are six. If you did happen to find all six, then you get extra credit. LOL.
All of these promises come with caring for those who can’t care for themselves. Which of these blessings is the most valuable to you?
Friday- Read Luke 17:11-19 Why did only one come back to thank Jesus? Notice he was a Samaritan. Samaritans were despised by the Jews. What is it teaching us that the grateful one was a Samaritan? Could this be applied to the way we feel about other races? Would it teach us something about the way we should treat other races? What does it teach us about giving a “sacrifice of thanksgiving”?
Saturday Read– John 15:1-7 In this passage Jesus relates our spiritual growth to a branch that needs the vine. The branch needs the vine for support, for food, and most importantly, to make fruit. It says to make good fruit we have to “abide” or “remain” in Him. What does that mean? I believe it includes a daily walk with the Lord like Take It Through The Week. I believe it also means worshiping with other believers on Sunday. It also means being in some type of small group with other believers to encourage one another. At LifeHouse that would be a Lifegroup. In verse 7 what does it say happens if we do “remain” or “abide”?
Pray this prayer with me. Dear Lord, Thank you for all the precious promises from your Word this week. Help me to have a thankful heart and to fulfill my vows to you. Help me to encourage others in need. Help me to be quiet when I need to keep my opinions to myself. Help me to continue to walk with you daily. I praise and worship you for all the many blessings of my life. Be exalted and glorified in all I do. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.