Chapter-a-Day Psalm 56

Give_thanksGod, you did everything you promised, and I’m thanking you with all my heart. Psalm 56:12 (TM)

Thank you. They are simple, short words that we often forget to utter. This afternoon I will stand in front of a group of business people who spend much of their day on the phone with the very folks who make their pay checks possible. I will remind them to say "thank you" because no matter how well our mothers and fathers taught us – no matter how well we know it – we too often forget those simple, short words. Why does grace seem to always give way to a sense of entitlement.

Jesus has forgiven my countless, ugly sins.
Jesus has overlooked my stupidity.
Jesus has answered my prayers.
Jesus has blessed me.
Jesus died for me.
Jesus lives.

Thank you.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 56”

  1. 10-11 I’m proud to praise God,
    proud to praise God.
    Fearless now, I trust in God;
    what can mere mortals do to me?
    As I read this, the cadence that rolled off my tongue made me think of that great self-talk from Saturday Night Live. I’m good enough, I’m strong enough….It made me think that when I’m struggling it might make sense to remind myself that I’m proud to praise God, I’m proud to praise God…..it may keep me “above the line” to make great choices while in a poor frame of mind.

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