Learn from David in Psalm 103. He actively reminds himself of God's goodness. He makes a list and speaks it out. It's time to get active in your thanksgiving. Find out more...
Psalm 103:1-2 - Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Can you remember a time when God spoke clearly to you? A time when you saw his unbelievable favor and goodness? Was there a time that you remember God healing you? Sometimes when we need to remember past events, we freeze up and can't think of anything. But, just pause for a moment… do you remember when….?
It takes some intentionality to remember God's goodness - not because the moment wasn't significant. It's just that we forget. When we do not actively recall to mind God's goodness, we soon walk in complaint. There is no middle ground.
David shows us how to do this. He instructs himself to give thanks to the God "who forgives sins, heals diseases, who redeems and satisfies. Psalm 103:3-5 David is leading himself in worship by actively giving thanks.
Try this: "I remember when God ______________________." Fill in the blank with a moment when God healed, rescued, spoke, satisfied or saved you. Now thank him for that specific event. Do another one. Take the next step. Tell someone else about your "I remember when" moment. God loves getting thanked for specifics. And he loves for the thanksgiving to spread.
God responds to your thanksgiving. The blessing that comes upon your spirit when you obediently give thanks is beautiful. He fills you with even more joy as you recall to mind his goodness.
The question is not, "Can you remember God's goodness?" It is, "Will you remember God's goodness?" Make a choice to remember. He is waiting for your worship.
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