Psalm 92 (New American Bible)
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praise to your name, Most High,
To proclaim your love in the morning, your faithfulness in the night,
With the ten-stringed harp, with melody upon the lyre.
For you make me jubilant, LORD, by your deeds; at the works of your hands I shout for joy.
How great are your works, LORD! How profound your purpose!
A senseless person cannot know this; a fool cannot comprehend.
Though the wicked flourish like grass and all sinners thrive, They are destined for eternal destruction;
for you, LORD, are forever on high.
Indeed your enemies, LORD, indeed your enemies shall perish; all sinners shall be scattered.
You have given me the strength of a wild bull; you have poured rich oil upon me.
My eyes look with glee on my wicked enemies; my ears delight in the fall of my foes.
The just shall flourish like the palm tree, shall grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
2 Planted in the house of the LORD, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall bear fruit even in old age, always vigorous and sturdy,
As they proclaim: "The LORD is just; our rock, in whom there is no wrong."
1 [Psalm 92] A hymn of praise and thanks for God's faithful deeds (Psalm 92:2-5).
2  Planted: the just are likened to trees growing in the sacred precincts of the temple, which is often seen as the source of life and fertility because of God's presence. Cf Psalm 36:9, 10; Ezekiel 47:1-12.
It's good to give Thanks.
Thank You Father God for these Blessings:
Thanks to a son who would get up with you at four a.m. because you need his Bendadryl for a killer sinus headache. Buy you lunch. Argue with you with sincerity. And speak in a foreign language when your husband mildly fusses at you for your sweat pants. Causing you all to laugh and the vwoom sveaks a vwoeign vanguage. For rent that helps from a son and brings a housekeeper.
For the blessing of companionship of Cal to his dad. For Edward for decades of love, work, provision, support and parenting. Thanks for the loud times - sometimes people hear better at a Louder Volume. Seeing his sympathy shine when life inevitably pours out crud. For sustained health.
For going to a new Bible Study at Church on Healing with Judith and Francis MacNutt. If you don't know the name, this is truly a healing ministry where my mother's friend Pat was healed by Jesus from two medical issues that lead to blindness. For the beautiful and warm sharing in the group that required some open hearts and forgiveness. Which is why the Church is two thousand years old.
For Friends who hug you and tell you words of Love. At least three times today. For getting to pray for two best friends of the family who are experiencing a death and the prayers for God's mercy. For hearing about John, Bro-in-Law, who gave up his evening to move furnishings around for their comfort at a time of great trial. For Bill's ever present humor and strength. For New Friends. For Diligent and Loyal Friends. For Diligent Friends who work hard at communication.
For Jesus. Who gives us the Word of God showing, proclaiming that HE believes in us, sustains us, lifts us, encourages us, asks us to be who we are, causes us to want a Higher Path. Jesus who is the One who says I've gone further for you than all others - fully knowing who you are. Jesus to whom nothing is hidden. Jesus who has seen millenniums and still overcomes. Jesus who strengthens the elderly to taking card tables providing comfort to the wife who is in the crisis she feared for years. (Thanks, Mom.) Jesus who bring us new opportunities. Jesus who brings to fruitful - past events. Jesus who gives Words of Comfort that take us into Eternity.
Jesus who tells us Gratitude is needed when we really want to say ow. Because we start to get tunnel vision instead of allowing Gratitude to Lift US going UPWARD. Jesus takes your day of self-pity and when you list out your gratitudes your realize - ommm you should have done that earlier. Jesus who says Remember Your Blessings. Forgive others - their lives are hidden. Jesus is Right. Jesus Loves. Thank God. Amen.
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