Good morning everyone. Today is a brand new day!! How about we rejoice, and actually be glad about it! Today is the day to simply ‘be thankful.’ No better way to start this 40 day journey than being thankful and living in response to all that He has given us.
As you go through day one, respond with ‘thank you’ to all the things you are thankful for, or for the things God brings to your attention. Here is an example: Do you love coffee, in your mind say ‘thank you’ to Jesus as you sip away. Open your eyes to all the things around you that you are thankful for. At the end of the day, look back and add up all the new things you recognized today. You will be surprised.
Enjoy the bible verse below, and enjoy the Journey you experience today!
VERSE OF THE DAY
Psalm 138 The Message (MSG) A David Psalm
138 1-3 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!” Angels listen as I sing my thanks. I kneel in worship facing your holy temple and say it again: “Thank you!” Thank you for your love, thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, most holy is your Word. The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength. 4-6 When they hear what you have to say, God, all earth’s kings will say “Thank you.” They’ll sing of what you’ve done: “How great the glory of God!” And here’s why: God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us. 7-8 When I walk into the thick of trouble, keep me alive in the angry turmoil. With one hand strike my foes, With your other hand save me. Finish what you started in me, God. Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now. (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson
REFLECTION QUESTIONS: (to journal)
- Compared to last week Tuesday, how was today different?
- What were a couple unique items that caught your attention today?
- Did you sense your heavenly Father drawing your attention to things you hadn’t noticed?
Heavenly Father/Papa/God, today, I want to thank you for your loving kindness towards me. Please allow my mind to fully believe how much I am loved. Will you please ‘be’ my reminder, my encourager today? Teach me to walk in the reality of being loved and live in the thankfulness that is already in me? May this 40 Day Grace Journey deeply impact my heart and mind in a profound way. Amen
VIDEO OF THE DAY
I’m Alive, by Peter Furler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsmnOUoN2fw