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Today, we're going to take a break from the usual and just spend some time praising and thanking our Lord and Savior for the goodness and mercy that He gives each day. He gives us new mercies and pours out abounding grace to us all. Let's also thank some of the Old Testament saints who set an example for the faith we should have in our God.

“Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him.” -Psalm 33:8

Thank you, Abraham, for believing when there seemed to be no hope.

Thank you, Joseph, for trusting God when everything went wrong and for remaining pure because you honored God.

Thank you, Elijah, for having the courage to confront sin even when your head could have been taken off.

Thank you, David, for always praising God even when you had been devastated by sin.

Thank you, Esther, for being willing to perish that others may live.

Thank you, Ruth, for the beauty of your faithfulness in pursuing a kinsman redeemer.

Thank you, Daniel, for being willing to be eaten by lions rather than bowing to false gods.

Thank you, Nehemiah, for your courage and desire to rebuild so that I might learn the lesson of vision.

No expectation, Lord, but the expectation to live to offer You a sacrifice of praise.

No expectation, Lord, but to be poured out for You.

No expectation, Lord, but to please You in all I do.

No expectation, Lord, but a desire that You take all of me.

No expectation, Lord, but that Your purpose be done through me.

No expectation, Lord, but that I will seek You with all my heart and learn Your ways.

No expectation, Lord, but to receive what You give.

No expectation, Lord, but that I take joy in You and what You take joy in.

No expectation, Lord, but to hear, “Well done,” from Your lips.

No expectation, Lord, of platform, acclaim, fame, or reputation—only a desire to know You.

No expectation, Lord, that I understand the path I must walk, but that it be Your path.

No expectation, Lord, that I understand how You deal with me—only childlike faith that You are at work.

No expectation, Lord, that my motive be known as right, but only that my motives bless You.

No expectation, Lord, that You ever use me or make me great—only a desire to do Your bidding.

No expectation, Lord, that You give me anything I desire, but only that You give me the desire to bless You in word and deed.

Thank You, Lord, for giving me everything I do not deserve.

“Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” -Psalm 115:1


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