Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 6-4-21

Psalm 138:1-3 (The Message)
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.

Prayers and praises of gratitude are the proper responses to all that God has done in our lives. In our passage today, David is overwhelmed with the faithfulness of God to bless him just because God loves him. From the moment David responds to God’s call for relationship, God blesses and empowers David and makes his “life large with strength.” God has certainly done that in my life; his beautiful presence dwelling with me and his favor surrounding me. When my life aligns with God’s Word, he reveals his holy character and releases his abundant love to me. “To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything” (Thomas Merton). I am blessed beyond measure, today.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for bringing your holy presence to my life as your Word finds room to dwell in my soul. Please continue to make my life large with your strength. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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