I've been in the Valley of Massah lately (Deuteronomy 6:16). Where I've tested the Lord by complaining and grumbling and not seeing-- His goodness. Back to Exodus 17:7... Where the Israelites questioned-- "Is the Lord among us or not?"
Oh forgive me for doubting, for missing Your gifts. For missing Your fingerprints... On the details of every day life. And so today--
I will give to the LORD the thanks due to His righteousness. ~Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart. ~Psalm 9:1
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever! ~Psalm 30:12
I will give thanks to your name, O LORD, for it is good. ~Psalm 54:6
I (will) give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. ~Psalm 86:12
Oh (I will) give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name; ~Psalm 105:1
Oh (I will) give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! ~Psalm 107:1
I (will) give You thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; ~Psalm 138:1
And so in this month of Thanksgiving--
I will thank Him for the leaves and the season and the children laughing-- For the food so warm, the blankets cozy, For His Word that raises my eyes, back to Him. For the letter-in-the-mail and balance in the bank, For the comfort in the sorrow and the friend that lifts my spirit. I will thank Him for my coffee in the quiet morning stillness and for the heartache that causes-- Me to need Him. I will give thanks for His body, my church family, and for traveling-family-come-close. And for minds that work and lungs that breathe and for singing voices and orange pumpkins, And for the smell of baking banana bread. I will thank Him. I will look for Him. I will notice His fingerprints in the morning fog that causes me to wrap my robe even tighter-- To feel His love wrap around me even tighter.
I will thank Him...
~Kara @ The Chuppies
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