Time to praise and be thankful

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Sunday, November 9, 2014

Praise is expressing to God our appreciation and understanding of His worth. It is saying thank you.  When we praise God, we help ourselves by expanding our awareness of who He is.

Not only is this a time, with Thanksgiving coming up, for giving thanks, but there is so much that all of us can be thankful for every day of our lives. You can be thankful for a beautiful fall colored tree, or a bird, your pet that brings you joy, or anything that you appreciate.

Lyndon C. Weberg (Arizona) wrote a story in The Upper Room titled “GOD HEALS.”

To read the entire story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/

Scripture reading:

The basis of praise is declaring God’s character and attributes in the presence of others. When we recognize and affirm his goodness, we are holding up his perfect moral nature for all to see. Praise benefits us because it takes our mind off our problems and needs and focuses on God’s power, mercy, majesty, and love.

Genuine praise also involves ascribing glory to God. Remember this in your worship and give God all the glory. (NLT)

1 Chronicles 16:28-36 – O nations of the world, recognize the Lord, recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong. Give to the Lord the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come to worship him. Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before him. The world is firmly established and cannot be shaken.

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice! Tell all the nations that the Lord is king. Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst forth with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise before the Lord! For he is coming to judge the earth.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, O God of our salvation! Gather and rescue us from among the nations, so we can thank your holy name and rejoice and praise you.”

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today I will thank God for my life.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for calling us to serve you every day in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer Focus: THOSE AWAITING ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

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