This morning I read Psalm 147—a passage teeming with truth and with reassurance that God is completely trustworthy. Prefacing the litany of reasons to praise Him, the Psalmist issues an observation: “How good to sing praises to our God! How delightful and how fitting!” A few verses later, he writes, “Sing out your thanks to the Lord; sing praises to our God with a harp” (v. 7).
And so, I’m going to do what he says. Today, I’m saying thanks for two new girlfriends—local ministry leaders who face similar pressures. Together we’ve agreed to be meet monthly to pray for each other’s marriages, family members, and ministries.
We all feel compelled to do this. We’ve all been thrust into a ministry that requires much of us in time and personal sacrifice, and we all feel as though God is on the verge of doing something extraordinary. We want Him to accomplish His purposes in and through us, and we want to be totally in tune with His Spirit’s promptings at all times so we don’t fritter time away or chase opportunities that are good but not necessarily His choice for us at this time.
I’m thankful for these women who are bent on wholly following God and for their influence in my life. For what or for who are you thankful today?
Fill in the blank: “I am thankful for ______________________________.”