Tis the Season to Be Grumpy

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed more grumpiness this year than other Decembers. The last two years have been tough for sure.  We can get busy and focused on our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s plans.  I think we forget the real reason for Christmas – no wonder we have so much grumpiness.  However, God is still good.  Very good.  He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born as a baby.  Jesus came to save us from our sins.  What can bring more joy than knowing that?

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus to save us.  Thank You for the joy You give.  Please help us to share this joy with others,

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.

Praise and More Praise

I am ending Thanksgiving week with the ultimate praise passage.  I want to find every way possible to praise God.  Psalm 100 gives us reasons: We are His; His steadfast love endures.  The longer I know God and the more I learn about Him, the more I understand how praiseworthy God is.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for giving Your steadfast, faithful love.  Thank You for allowing me to be a sheep of Your pasture.  I praise Your name.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.

Praising God

I want to start today with praising God.  Thankfulness is appropriate – especially this time of year, but I wonder if we forget plain, simple praise.  God is so good.  He has done so many things for us.  His steadfast love is amazing.

Next week, I will be posting Bible verses that praise God.  Feel free to post your favorite Bible verse praising God.  I may use it next week.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for your steadfast love and faithfulness.  I praise Your name!

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good!

Thankfulness to Show the Gospel

I chose the gospel as my word for this year. This verse is part of the reason why. I am thankful that God saved me from my sins through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. I want to live so others see how good God is. If people know the truth of Who God is, I believe we would see a drastic change in our world. The goodness of God overcomes the ugliness of sin.

Today I am thankful for the gospel and the difference it can make in our lives.

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for providing the gospel through Jesus Christ. Thank You for being so good. Please help me to show Your goodness to others. I want others to see Your goodness in my life. I praise Your name.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.