Friday, January 15, 2010

Thank God for Fridays

Psalm 138

1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
before the "gods" I will sing your praise.

2 I will bow down toward your holy temple
and will praise your name
for your love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.

3 When I called, you answered me;
you made me bold and stouthearted.

4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD,
when they hear the words of your mouth.

5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD,
for the glory of the LORD is great.

6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly,
but the proud he knows from afar.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes,
with your right hand you save me.

8 The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your love, O LORD, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.

I didn't even realize it was Friday until a few minutes ago! This week has just flown by. I want to continue setting aside Fridays to look back over the week and acknowledge the things that the Lord has done/is doing in my life.

♫ I want to praise Him for Stephen's perseverance in school. He struggles with almost every subject and yet, he keeps plugging away and his grades have come up as a result.

♫ I was not called to sub this week which gave me a chance to catch up on my sewing and housework.

♫ Dan was in a fender-bender last night. He was stopped at a red light with a friend's car. He was using it to get ready to go pick them up at the airport. A man in a truck behind him wasn't paying attention and hit him, smashing in the back of the car. Praise the Lord that Dan wasn't hurt!

♫ Praise God that He renews my hope and joy every day. There are times when I get overwhelmed with my circumstances, yet He always reminds me that He is in control and working in the midst of them!

♫ We've all been healthy lately which is a big praise!

♫ The past few days the temperatures have warmed up and the sun has been out. What a difference that makes in my spirits. Praise God for the sunshine!

How about you? Is there anything for which you want to praise God?