Thursday, November 15, 2012

Scripture Thursday ~ A Psalm of Praise & Thankfulness

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.


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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100

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This particular Psalm,  is one of the Bible's songs of Thanksgiving. It is a song of praise and thankfulness to God for all he has done for us. This scripture tells us we belong to God, He made us. We should be serving him with gladness, praise and an attitude of thankfulness, regardless of our circumstances.

I know many who have suffered and are suffering great trials and in the midst of their trial can see the Lord at work. I have seen it myself and you probably have too in your personal trials or through those you love.

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, let's search our hearts (myself included) and give it a tune up so we have a heart of thankfulness and praise to our heavenly father by default.

A heart in tune with God sings melodies of praise. Here is a verse from the hymn Ye Servants of God, written by famous hymnwriter Charles Wesley in 1744. You can click on his picture below to read more about him and see a list of some of the 6,000+ hymns he wrote.


Charles Wesley ~ 1707-1788
Famous Hymn-wrriter

Then let us adore and give Him His right,
All glory and power, all wisdom and might;
All honor and blessing with angels above,
And thanks never ceasing and infinite love


I have made a couple different scripture graphics using my vintage images.  I hope you enjoy them.  They would make a nice Thanksgiving card by printing out and adhering to card-stock.  They could also be used as place cards at your Thanksgiving table. 

What are you thankful for?  I am thankful for my family, most of who live near me.  I am thankful for God's provisions, which are new every morning.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


~ Thomas Chisholm ~



10 comments:

Vee said...

I can see these images being used for place cards on the Thanksgiving table! I think my grands would find it fun to ride a turkey. =)

TLady said...

Thank you for your post Abby! LOVELY IMAGES! I am Thankful for MY HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!!!!AND for GOD'S WORD that speaks to my soul!!!!! Giving peace & reassurance in these uncertain days! :)

Jennifer said...

Great is His faithfulness to me! How thankful I am to have come to believe on the Lord Jesus as a young child. I have seen His hand all through my life and I truly know I have never been alone in all of life's trials and joys! Praise God for His great faithfulness!

Elaine said...

Just this morning the Lord was talking to me about having a heart of Thanksgiving....all year round. Thanks for your posting. Enjoyed it.

Wendy said...

"A heart in tune with God sings melodies of praise."

AMEN

Stephanie said...

Hi there! I was on another blog when I saw your icon, clicked it and here I am :) Your site is such a blessing and so encouraging - I love it! I am now following you and I look forward to future visits. Have a lovely weekend!

Hugs,
Stephanie
www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

Faye said...

What a beautiful post with the vintage freebies! Thanks so much. I love your scriptures you used today.

TLady said...

THANKS for coming over to visit Abby!!!!! :) AND THANK YOU for your NICE COMMENT! :)

Karen Letchworth said...

I am always blessed when I stop by your blog. I hope you always know that I am often thinking of you (and praying for you) when I don't stop by. God has blessed me with your friendship, and I will never forget to pray for you. Thanks for sharing and blessing us once again. Your ministry is such a blessing, Abby.
Big hugs,
Karen L
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Carole Robb Bisson said...

Abby I so miss the old hymns in church. They are a spiritual feast. You are such a blessing to so many people. I want to thank you for sharing your art not only posting on our blog but also with whosoever will stop in to visit you. Generosity of heat is such a great character trait.
Psalm 103 Blessings
Carole Robb Bisson
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