Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 11-21-23

Intro: “Thank you” are just two small words, but they pack a lot of power. Gratitude brings health benefits. In fact, research reveals being thankful reduces depression, lessens anxiety, supports heart health, relieves stress, and improves sleep. Who would have thought being thankful and expressing gratitude could be so beneficial?

In our passage today, David calls his whole being to a place of praise; nothing half-hearted about David’s praise. David makes a decision to expand his awareness of God as he proclaims, “I will praise!” He praises the goodness, character, and the wonderful nature of God.

When we praise God, we are expressing our gratitude to Him and acknowledging His worth. So, practice gladness and speak this sentence often, “Thank you, Lord!” Knock yourself out by saying “thank you” and you will actually be helping yourself!

Psalm 9:1-2 NLT

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

I will be filled with joy because of you.
    I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

Prayer: Lord, I will praise you with all my heart. Thank you for the amazing way you shower your goodness and redemptive love upon me and my loved ones. Fill me with joy, today! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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