Daily Inspirational Thoughts
to bless your life.
A week of Thanksgiving
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
for the Thanksgiving season.
We also encourage you to visit our
Monday November 13, 2017
makes a person look more attractive -
Women more beautiful
Men more handsome.
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Thankfulness to God enriches
my relationship with God.
More Tuesday Thoughts:
Thanksgiving and Praise
are important parts of our
relationship with the Lord.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
One of the best ways
our walk with God
through increasing our gratitude
Let your lives overflow
for all God has done.
Col 2:7 b TLB
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Gratitude makes life sweeter.
Wednesday mini-devotional material:
* Consider thanking God for something that you have never thanked God for.
* Consider saying this proclamation:
I will create
a lifestyle of thankfulness.
Oh give thanks to the Lord,
for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.
Psalm 107:1-2a NKJV
Thursday November 16, 2017
Thankfulness brings greater joy!
My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to you -
I, whom you have redeemed.
~ ~ ~
Let those who favor my righteous cause
and have pleasure in my uprightness
shout for joy
and be glad and say continually,
"Let the Lord be magnified,
Who takes pleasure
in the prosperity of His servant."
And my tongue
shall talk of
and of [my reasons for]
Your praise all the day long.
Psalm 35:27-28 AMP
Friday November 17, 2017
Consider putting extra love
in your holiday season.
Give your loved ones
to be thankful for!
** Express your love.
Don't put off telling your loved ones how important they are to you.
** Give encouragement.
Speaking words of encouragement can bring needed refreshment to the tired and discouraged.
for the family
A Highlighted Bible Verse
for our weekend is:
I will praise the Lord
no matter what happens.
I will constantly speak of his glories and grace.
I boast of all his kindness to me.
Let all who are discouraged take heart.
Let us praise
the Lord together,
and exalt his name.
Psalm 34:1-3 TLB
Thanksgiving and Praise
are important parts of our relationship with the Lord.
As I have studied the Bible, I have noticed that it contains several prayer patterns. This devotional will share the pattern contained in Psalm 100.
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise.
to Him and bless His name."
The prayer pattern in
is thankfulness and then praise.
Since I found that pattern,
I sometimes use it in prayer.
I begin my prayer with thanking God.
For example, I thank him for my home and my family. I thank him for the sicknesses and physical conditions that he has healed me from. I thank him for the good things he has placed in my life. I thank him for the promises in the Bible.
I praise God.
For example, I say, "I praise you for you are the Almighty God. I praise you for you are merciful and kind. I praise you for you are Jehovah Rapha – the God who heals. I praise you for you are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords."
After I have thanked God for what he has already done and
I praise him for who he is,
my focus is on how Loving, Kind, and POWERFUL God is.
I find that my mind is now prepared
to believe that God can and that he will
answer my prayer requests.
This pattern has reduced my doubts and increased my faith.
Following this prayer pattern:
When I first give thanks and then add praise to God, I find that as I give my requests to God, I am filled with a greater confidence that he will take care of my every need.
You might want to try this "Thanksgiving Bible study prayer pattern" for yourself.
As we look through the Bible, we can discover many prayer patterns that will enrich our prayer life.
Copyright © 2011 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
This Bible devotion was taken
from our Thanksgiving Bible Study page.
This page was originally presented November 25, 2013