1/18/21

Our Call to Worship this week is Psalm 67.

May God be gracious to us and bless us. May He cause His face to shine upon us, so that Your way may be known on earth, and Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God. Let all the peoples praise You. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples fairly, and guide the nations on the earth. Let the peoples praise You, O God. Let all the peoples praise You. The earth has yielded its harvest— God, our God will bless us. God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.

Songs of praise are not just for Sunday service, they are intended to be part of our daily lives. Giving thanks to God for His blessings gives us the proper perspective – everything we see and know belongs to God. Anything we believe to be the work of our hands is actually His love at work through us.

God’s love for us is shown not only in His gifts to us, but through the teachings He gives. The psalm says “He will guide the nations on the earth” (v. 5). God didn’t just create and watch, He is an active part of what goes on in His creation.

God wants us to be active participants as well, sharing His love with others and showing the world what it means to be in relationship with Him. Offering Him our thanks and praise confirms our connection with Him, expressing our joy and gratitude. With glad hearts we sing “Let all the people praise You, O God!”

Heavenly Father, we thank You for all our many blessings. May we bring others to know Your eternal love for us. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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