By Julie Clinton
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say, “thank you”?
Read all of Psalm 145 today and pay special attention to verses 4-5:
One generation commends our works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
How often did David praise God? Refer to your Bible and fill in the blanks below.
Verse 2: “_________________________ I will praise you.”
Verse 21: “Let every creature praise his holy name ________________________.”
How is it that God permeates the universe, that everything that is comes from his hand, that every thought and emotion we have has significance only in him, yet we are neither shaken nor inflamed by the reality of his presence, but able to live as though he did not exist? How is this truly satanic deceit possible? (2)
• A glass half full woman tends to see the good in every situation and every relationship.
• A glass half empty woman tends to be analytical, realistic, and even cynical.
Grab your Bible and read Psalm 145:1-5 again. Write down some of the blessings and gifts God has given you and take some time to thank him for them.
Read the story of the healed lepers in Luke 17:11-19. Are you more like the one man who returned or the nine who didn’t? How can you begin today to build gratitude into your life?
• Make an ongoing list of things for which you are grateful to God.
• Carve out a block of time to thank God for answers to prayer.
• Journal, sing, dance, or paint in praise to God.
• Use your time in the shower, the car, or on a run to focus on praising Jesus.
• Post Scripture verses/quotes on your refrigerator, mirror, or desktop.
• “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).
• “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other” (Ecclesiastes 7:14).
• “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:10-11).
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Julie Clinton M.Ad., M.B.A. Is president of Extraordinary Women and host of Ewomen conferences all across America. A woman of deep faith, she cares passionately about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Dr. Tim Clinton, live in Virginia and are the parents of Zach and Megan, who is married to Ben Allison.
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