Your Gift to God – Songs of Praise

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Psalm 59:16-17

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“But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
 O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.”
Psalm 59:16-17

  • List the reasons given in this Psalm for you to sing praises to the almighty God.
  • Praise Him for His strength (see also John 16:33, Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:31b).
  • Praise Him for His steadfast love (see also 1 John 4:10, Romans 8:38-39).
  • Praise Him that He is your fortress and refuge (see also Matthew 11:28, and Deuteronomy 33:27).

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Check out this song written and sung here by Michael Neal and Krissy Nordhoff
“Your Great Name”

SING IT!!!! AND PRAISE HIS GREAT NAME

this song was released  by Natalie Grant on her album “Love Revolution”

Praise the name of the only one who is worthy of our praise! I will be praying for you! 

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Make a Joyful Noise

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
 Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.” 

Psalm 100 ESV

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  • Beautiful! Using this Psalm, write a list of ways we can show God our praise.
  • Rewrite verse 2 in the first person.
  • He made you – you are His! Amazing!

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May the Spirit grow your understanding of who you are in Christ, how you are loved & all the ways you can praise our God in heaven! I will be praying for you! 

He Is Good

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 136:1-3

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
 Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever.” 

Psalm 136:1-3ESV

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  • His love endures forever! Write an entry praising God for His unfailing love.
  • How have you seen His love revealed in your life?

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Give thanks – His love endures forever! I will be praying for you! 

Devote Yourself

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Colossians 4:2-6 NIV (1984)

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Colossians 4:2 NIV (1984)

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  • Even as Paul sits in chains what attitude does he instruct you (and the Colossians) to take for yourself?
  • Paul is sitting in prison – what is his prayer request?
  • What is Paul’s final directive?How are you instructed to walk and speak?
  • How does this effect the way you think of your daily attitude & conversations – do you need to change anything?

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May the Spirit guide you as devote yourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful! I will be praying for you! 

Thank Offering

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 107:21-22

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind. 
Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.”

Psalm 107:21-22NIV

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  • Praise Him now for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds.
  • Though we do not sacrifice as they did in the Old Testament…what can you bring to the feet of The Almighty (time, talent) as a thank offering?

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Thank Him as you bring your gifts to Him! I will be praying for you! 

Jesus did it

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Mark 6:41-44

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.  They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.”

Mark 6:41-44 NIV

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  • Jesus here is our example. He gave thanks and God multiplied the blessings – they all were satisfied. Do you have trouble being satisfied? Waiting for what’s next…better…newer…different? Ask God to help you be satisfied where you are.
  • Give Thanks to God – for “Every Good and perfect Gift is from above.” James 1:17. Make a list of 10 gifts no matter how big or small that our Father in Heaven provided for you today!

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Thank Him as you rely on Him to create contentment in  your heart! I will be praying for you! 

You are my Salvation

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 118:20-21

Open for me the gates of the righteous;
I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord
through which the righteous may enter.
 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
you have become my salvation.

Psalm 118:20-21NIV

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  • Give Thanks to the Lord – He has given  you Jesus – the gate to righteousness (John 10:9) the key to salvation.
  • Write a prayer thanking God for the gift of Jesus Christ and the salvation that comes through Him.

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Allow the Spirit to work in your life as you thank God for the gift of your Savior! I will be praying for you!