CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR AUGUST 26, 2022 : TOPIC – BE A GRATEFUL SOUL
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DATE: Friday, August 26, 2022
TOPIC: BE A GRATEFUL SOUL
READ: Psalms 103:1-5
. (A Psalm of David.) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name (Psalms 103:1).
Have you ever had a conversation with your soul about how good God has been to you? The grammarians call talking to oneself soliloquy. And here in Psalms 103, we have a record of how King David held a conversation with himself about the goodness of God to him. He reviewed his life seeing how much he owed God sincere gratefulness. David recalled that it is the LORD who gave him all the benefits he had enjoyed. He forgave all his sins, healed him from all diseases, redeemed his life from the pit, crowned him with love and compassion by satisfying his desires with good things, so that his life was renewed like the eagle’s. Has God done anything less for you? Sincerely, you too need a conversation with your soul about God’s goodness to you.The Lord deserves praises from you; not complaints.
When you talk to yourself about the difficulties you overcame in the recent past, the unmerited favour you had, the beauty of elevations you enjoyed even in moments of your weaknesses and failures, your unvoiced cries for help that were heard and the timely assistance that surfaced at moments you least expected. Then, your soul needs to sing poetic songs of gratefulness to the Almighty God who does so much for you.
Be like King David who never took God’s goodness for granted, but talked to himself about it, and had it recorded for generations to learn from. Be a grateful soul always. Maintain a diary of His faithfulness like King David did. Let the generations yet unborn learn about the awesomeness of God in your life, and have derivable lessons from your records.
1. Praise God who has brought you thus far and made you enviably unique among the multitudes in the world.
2. Pray that God will give you the sense and spirit of sincere thankfulness and praise to Him.
3. Pray for humanity at large, that we will learn to show gratitude for God’s unfailing love, mercy and provision.
HYMN FOR TODAY:
CAC GHB 87
1. We give immortal praise
To God the Father’s love
For all our comforts here
And better hopes above,
He sent His own eternal Son;
To die for sins that man had done,
2. To God the Son belongs
Immortal glory too
Who bought us with His blood.
From everlasting Woe;
And now He lives, and now He reigns,
And sees the fruit of all His pains.
3. To God the Spirit’s name
Immortal worship give,
Whose new- creating pow’r
Makes the dead sinner live .
His work completes the great design,
And fills the soul with joy divine.
4. Almighty God to Thee
Be endless honours done.
The undivided Three.
And the mysterious One.
Where reason fails, with all her pow’r
There faith prevails and love adores.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Ezekiel 2 -5
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